Phase one is well under way and, by the New Year, 100 families will have moved on to the site. In the autumn, Croydon Council agreed to Planning permission for the next phases by delegated powers.
ECRA and the other Residents Associations have continued to express concerns about traffic and road safety issues. As a result, Croydon Council have agreed to re-mark the entrance to Cane Hill Park at Cane Hill Drive to show a clear pedestrian crossing area and Barrett Homes have now put up a sign saying (Beware Pedestrians) on the exit from Cane Hill.
We are also concerned about the increase in traffic in the town centre, both from Cane Hill and other development in Coulsdon and the surrounding areas. Traffic has increased in outer London and Surrey since 2012 while before this date it was decreasing and this confirmed in reports by both TfL and DFT Highways. As a result, we will continue to press Croydon Council, TfL and Barrett’s to try and obtain an exit onto the By-pass to relieve traffic in the town centre.