Development of new homes in Lion Green Road

Brick By Brick were granted planning consent for the development of 157 new homes in Lion Green Road in January 2019. Full details of this scheme can be viewed on the public access register www.croydon.gov.uk/onlineplans using the reference 17/06297/FUL.

Read July 2020 Building Info Leaflet for Lion Green Road (PDF)

It is anticipated that construction works will begin in September 2020, with expected completion in Winter 2022. 

Initial works and car park closure

Initial works include construction of the new car park with completion of this aimed for Spring 2021. It is planned that 50% of the car park will close when these works begin. 

Where to find updates

Regular news updates will be posted to the Commonplace website and you can subscribe to receive email notifications of updates.

An opportunity for residents, businesses and stakeholders to meet virtually with CField Construction will be provided next month (August) and will take place prior to the main construction works starting. CField will be distributing an introductory newsletter, including an invitation to the event and details will also be posted as a news update on Commonplace.

NHS priority postboxes in Coulsdon

A number of postboxes in Coulsdon have been designated NHS priority postboxes.

These are at Post Offices, in the town centre and at Coulsdon South station. All these have a collection at 5.00pm or slightly later (most other postboxes only have morning collections).

These postboxes have been identified as locations where people who have had a home Testing Covid-19 test kit should use to return their test sample for delivery the next day.

For more information visit the Royal Mail website

 

The Review May 2020

As we continue to live under the shadow of Coronavirus and are all finding ways to adapt and thrive in this ‘new normal’, The Review has also undergone a few changes for this issue!

With concerns about delivering hard copies to residents in the current circumstances we decided to produce an interim, virtual issue.

Read the Review May 2020 (PDF)

Please do share this widely with anyone who has not received it, or you think might be interested. We hope to produce four hard copies of The Review this year, aiming to produce the next one for delivery in July/August.

We have not included our usual What’s Happening? page in this issue, but do keep an eye on our Facebook page where we regularly post items of interest for residents.

Transport update – as of 18 May 2020

There are major changes to the transport system in and around London from Monday 18 May 2020 due to easing of the lockdown.

The Government, the London Mayor and Croydon Council are encouraging people to cycle and walk where possible. To encourage this the Mayor is restricting a number of street in Central London to pedestrians, cyclist and buses only.

Croydon Council is experimenting with blocking off the a number of streets with large flower planter to allow access but not through traffic.

The central Congestion charge and Ultra Low emission zone charges will be reintroduced on Monday 18th May 2020.

The Congestion charge zone will increase to £15.00 and the hours extended from 22nd June 2020.

The Government have agreed to a mixture of grants and Loans to TfL to cover the major short fall in fares. However, this has conditions:

  • The Mayor puts up fares.
  • The Freedom Pass can no longer be used in Peak hours (at this stage it is not clear if that is just before 09.30 or includes the evening peak).
  • Children between the ages of 11 & 18 will have to pay fares (again this is not clear if it is all day or just peak hours)

Entry and exit to buses will continue to be by the centre door.

Rail Services

Both GTR and TfL offer enhanced services from Monday which means in general moving from a Sunday service to a Saturday service.

Some longer distance trains services are asking you to book a seat in advance.

The advice remains the same.

Where possible work from home.
Use cycling and walking where possible.
Try to avoid using the car.
Avoid public transport if you can leaving it for essential journeys only.

If you need to use Public transport please the use the following advice:

  • Travel outside the peaks
  • Wash your hands before and after the journey
  • Wear a face mask
  • Try and keep social distancing
  • Do not eat on short train journeys
  • If possible carry a hand sensitiser