Going back a little:
Majority approval for outline Masterplan application 18 December 2008
On Tuesday 9th December 2008, Bromley Development Control Committee considered the London Development Agency Masterplan outline application for Crystal Palace Park. In a provocative attempt to divide anticipated opposition, Bromley held the meeting in the Council Chamber rather than the Great Hall. With the seating capacity of the public gallery insufficient for a meeting of such importance, public attendees were 'diverted' into an overflow room and seating on the floor of the chamber.
After lengthy discussion, the LDA application was approved by a majority (11 to 5).>> Full story here
D-Day for Crystal Palace Park
Tuesday 9th December – 7.30pm
Your chance to tell Bromley you don’t want 180 private luxury apartments built on your public Park
On Tuesday 9th December 2008 at 7.30pm, Bromley Development Control Committee will consider the London Development Agency ‘Masterplan’ application. It is as important to be there as it was with the multiplex fiasco.
The London Development Agency has included the sale of parkland to developers in its proposals to improve Crystal Palace Park.>> Full story here
It is customary for councils to comment on major planning applications likely to impact on their borough, where the application has been lodged with a neighbouring council.
The four boroughs adjacent to Crystal Palace Park were invited to comment on the LDA Masterplan application for Crystal Palace Park by Chris Evans, Development Control Manager Major Applications Team for Bromley. Lewisham, Southwark and Lambeth delegated authority to council officers to respond to the application, while Croydon referred it to its planning committee.>> Full story here
Councils united against housing on Crystal Palace Park 22 September 2008
On 18 September Croydon’s planning committee considered application to Bromley Council by the London Development Agency for Crystal Palace Park. It is usual for boroughs to consider adjoining major development proposals and Southwark, Lambeth and Lewisham raised concerns over the sale of parkland for housing, recognising the precedent this would set for parks in their boroughs.
In just two minutes a Croydon Council officer recommended approval of the 11,000 page, £62.5 million LDA Park Masterplan, the largest ever received by Bromley. Only after protests from the public gallery did the officer reveal that the application included the sale of public parkland for blocks of 180 private luxury flats.>> Full story here
On 31st July 2008, Croydon’s Planning Committee was undecided on an application for one of the largest residential development applications made for the Upper Norwood/Crystal Palace Triangle conservation area. Public objectors, jubilant that the application had been refused, were outraged when controversial further voting resulted in a ‘hung’ decision referring the application for future consideration.>> Full story here
For two years the London Development Agency maintained the deception that there would be no housing on Crystal Palace Park within their ‘regeneration’ proposals. Despite this, the LDA Masterplan recently submitted to Bromley contains proposals for blocks of 180 private luxury flats on the Grade II* registered, Metropolitan Open Land and Conservation Area protected Crystal Palace Park.
The CPCA formal objection to the LDA Masterplan has been served on Bromley Council and copied to the London Mayor and English Heritage.>> Full story here
Our Spring 2008 newsletter is an important edition that covers the LDA Master plan application for Crystal Palace Park in great detail.
Proposed ‘rebuild’ of the Crystal Palace
[From the CPCA Spring 2008 newsletter]
The much-hyped new construction at Crystal Palace Park is not, as claimed, a ‘rebuild’ of the Crystal Palace. It is a vast commercial complex, marketed as a fairy story, but in truth a desecration of public parkland for private profit.
This massive scheme, with its associated infrastructure, would occupy up to 20 acres of Crystal Palace Park hilltop – the area originally earmarked for the abortive multiplex. However, this parody of the Hyde Park Crystal Palace is anything but miniature. At a third the size (although currently quoted as two thirds the size) of the one million square feet Sydenham Crystal Palace, its prime use would be as a 4/5 star hotel, with conference facilities, unspecified leisure/recreation uses and other commercial activities.>> Full story here
Objections to LDA application
22 February 2008
Many people wish to inform Bromley Council that they object to the housing proposals in the LDA’s Masterplan outline planning application for Crystal Palace Park, reference numbers: DC/07/03897/OUT and DC/07/03906/CAC.
The deadline for response to this application is 11th March 2008 according to site notices posted around the Park, however Bromley has agreed to accept late submissions but these might not be included in the Officer’s report to the planning committee members.>> Full story here
LDA Planning Application for Park Masterplan
Just 42 Days to consider and object to 30-year £67.5million ‘Masterplan’
If you are a Bromley resident, immediately local to the Park, you should have been notified by Bromley Council of this application. However, many who care about Crystal Palace Park will have no idea of the huge changes planned for the Park by the London Development Agency. These include the construction of at least 180 private luxury housing units on public parkland and the loss of the Caravan Club. Anyone anywhere can object to this planning application.>> Full story here
2008 News archive
- Dec 08 Majority approval for outline Masterplan application
- Dec 08 D-Day for Crystal Palace Park - Bromley considers the LDA 'Masterplan' application
- Dec 08 All four neighbouring boroughs object to housing on Crystal Palace Park
- Dec 08 Councils united against housing on Crystal Palace Park
- Oct 08 Another colourful collection of paintings from Bjarne Bladbjerg
- Aug 08 Hung vote for Triangle development
- Jun 08 CPCA formal objection to the LDA Masterplan served on Bromley Council
- Spring 08 Spring 2008 Newsletter available online
- Spring 08 Proposed ‘rebuild’ of the Crystal Palace
- Spring 08 Mike Conrad - Paintings and drawings of Upper Norwood
- Feb 08 Objections to LDA application
- Jan 08 LDA Planning Application for Park Masterplan
- 2007 2007 news archive
- 2006 2006 news archive
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