News in 2006:
8 December 2006
Bromley given flawed advice by Officer
On 6 May 1999 at a full Bromley Council meeting, over six hundred people, concerned at the damaging environmental effects of building a huge multiplex on Crystal Palace Park, witnessed Bromley Chief Planning Officer, Stuart Macmillan, advise councillors and officers present that, "An environmental assessment is an irrelevancy."
[For transcripts of the 6 May 1999 meeting, see Acrobat / Word]
2 October 2006
If the proposed Tramlink extension to the bus station at Crystal Palace Park goes ahead, it will cut through the Park – whichever one of three proposed routes is accepted.
TfL is proposing three routes: “on-street”, “off-street” (euphemism for “through the Park”) and “hybrid”.
Capel Manor are refused planning permission to turn Crystal Palace Children's Farm into a
further education college
25 September 2006
On 21 September 2006 Bromley Council's planning committee refused Capel Manor's planning application to change the Crystal Palace children's farm into a further education college.
Invited by the LDA, Capel Manor planned to establish a training centre providing courses in animal care, arboricultural practices and horticulture - but no children's farm, as promised by the LDA.
The new Park Events Manager Vijay Luthra and the London Development Agency (LDA - the business and development arm of the GLA) have applied for the Grant of a Premises Licence at Crystal Palace Park.
This licence would permit, amongst other things, the sale of alcohol anywhere within the Park. The consequence of this application should not be underestimated.
31 July 2006
First it was the unwitting layman falling foul of the planning laws, then the unscrupulous developer saw the loophole, and now it seems even the London Mayor has taken advantage.
26 July 2006
In a dramatic U-turn the London Development Agency (LDA), the London Mayor's development and regeneration arm, announced in a news release (18/7) that they would not be building a new state-of-the-art sports facility in Crystal Palace Park.
14 June 2006
On Wednesday 14th June we went en masse to City Hall to present our petition with more than 7,000 signatures to the Mayor of London, asking him to stop the sell-off of land within Crystal Palace Park for private housing, commercial and retail development which would set a precedent for public parks and open spaces throughout the country.
15 February 2006
CPCA member Richard Francis' letter concerning the possible loss of green space in the Park was published in The Daily Telegraph, and is reproduced below:
2006 News archive
- Dec 2006 Barker Bombshell for Bromley and Government
- Oct 2006 Tramlink to run through the Park?
- Sep 2006 Capel Manor are refused planning permission
- Sep 2006 365 days a year entertainment and alcohol licence
- Jul 2006 Sign of the Times!
- Jul 2006 Turn Again Livingstone - LDA U-turn
- Jun 2006 7,000 signatures can't be wrong!
- Feb 2006 Build on brownf ield sites, not parkland
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