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    Are Festivals the future for Crystal Palace Park?

    The Crystal Palace Park Trust is due to take over day-to-day running of the Park from Bromley Council. It has stated that, in order to provide sufficient income for maintenance and much-needed improvements, it is essential that the Park hosts large scale events such as the recent South Facing and Wireless concerts.  The Wireless event caused major disruption across the Crystal Palace, Anerley, Penge and Upper Norwood areas and residents have expressed strong views both in support of and against future major events.  The Trust has indicated that it will carry out a consultation later in the year but CPCA believes that local residents should be invited to express their…

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    The trade press reported recently that property company Navana had acquired 40 properties in the Crystal Palace triangle, including two office buildings and the Haynes Lane market complex. The company’s Chief Executive, Harry Fenner, was reported as saying: “The properties are in an exciting part of London and we believe there is a great opportunity to invest in the portfolio to better suit the needs of local people and newcomers to this vibrant part of London. Many of the plots are underdeveloped and due to effects of coronavirus, there is currently a large amount of vacant commercial space. Two of the multi-tenant offices blocks will be turned into mixed-use blocks,…

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    McDonalds have applied for permission to change use of the old Living Water Satisfies cafe in Westow Street on Crystal Palace Triangle from A3 (food and drink) to A5 (hot food and takeaway). Plans for the new business are detailed in their application, available on the Croydon Council website. The proposed operation will be a 7 day per week, 24 hour per day takeaway, not a restaurant. There will be no customer seating and no customer toilets. Unsurprisingly, the business has been described as a food factory. Local residents are seriously concerned about the impact on traffic, pedestrian safety, noise levels, and other businesses in the area. Croydon Council is…

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    Capel Manor College, which runs the Farm in Crystal Palace Park and has classrooms in the Jubilee Stand, is launching a consultation on its improvement plans. The college wants to build new teaching facilities next to Crystal Palace museum in Anerley Hill, and to revive and improve the farm buildings. Read our latest newsletter for the details, and come along to our next Open Meeting on 19 September to hear about what’s happening locally. Click below to view.