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07/12/05 CGAG Meeting

Latest News:

01/02/05 Supplementary Evidence regarding objections to Croydon Unitary Development Plan submitted.

04/11/04 Reply received from Ombudsman.

01/11/04 Letter to Ombudsman re. Lot48 sale sent

27/07/04 Objections to Croydon Unitary Development Plan submitted

07/07/04 Local Notice Boards updated with Lot49 Campaign success

18/06/04 & 25/06/04 Fish & Chip Quiz night fundraising evenings

30/05/04 & 31/05/04 Corporation of London / Action Group Joint Exhibition and Appeal on Farthing Downs (near car park)

05/05/04 Corporation of London / Action Group Joint Presentation and Appeal at Old Coulsdon Congregational Church

02/04/04 Front page article in the Coulsdon and Purley Advertiser about Lot49. It described the threats to the land, the need for it to be owned and managed by the CoL and the fundraising required.


18/03/04 Fruitful meeting with CoL to discuss Lo49, and to agree joint fundraising initiatives for Lot49.


19/01/04 - CGAG boards have been put up in the local library. They will be there till the 20th February 2004.


8th to 21st/01/04 - Leaflet drops in local area to raise pledges for possible purchase of Lot49 by Corporation of London (CoL)


24/11/03 - RAID Public Meeting. Richard Ottaway MP attended and came early to meet us. Five members of the action group attended with our display boards and received interest from everyone at the meeting. Local residents met at Chipstead Rugby Club to hear about the current situation regarding Linden Homes proposed development in Woodfield Hill and Hollymeoack Road. for full details see the Links section of this website. 

21/11/03 Front page Article on The Coulsdon and Purley Advertiser. An excellent piece has been written on our own public meeting held on the 12th November. There was also a smaller piece on the front page for RAID. See the Links section of the website for a scanned image of the articles.

12/11/03  Many Many thanks for everyone's support at the public meeting. What a fantastic turnout with over 200 people. Through our strong conscientious team we delivered a professional and constructive meeting which achieved our main objectives. We shall be reviewing these achievements at our next action group meeting and will plan the next steps

23/10/03 The regular Neighbourhood meeting was held at Coulsdon College on Wednesday evening and two of our number represented us. He sat through many long and tedious items listening to a lot of detailed planning questions and answers. At the end he was allowed to speak for three minutes on our situation. The hall was full of councillors as well as some 150 interested individuals so not surprisingly quite a few approached our representative at the end of the meeting for more information.

The most concerning issue that came out of this meeting is that the Croydon Plan (that supercedes the UDP) may well not only allow development to take place on green belt but remove the green belt status entirely. The plan is open to consultation until Xmas and then there will be a public enquiry next Summer/Sept. So there is a lot to do!