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MP starts Planning Blight Campaign

Croydon South MP Chris Philp is asking constituents to join his campaign to fight planning decisions made by Croydon Council. In an email he states ‘Over 90% of all applications are getting approved by the Planning Committee. In particular, they are routinely allowing family housing to be destroyed and replaced with small blocks of flats’ […]

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Great British Spring Clean

You can join Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean from 22nd March to 23rd April. Its aim is to improve the environment on your doorstep, eliminate litter, end waste and create great places for everyone. Here’s how you can get involved: Kendra: Although Kendra’s Litter Picks have been temporarily suspended until we have Public […]

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Planning Problems in the Borough by Chris Philp MP

I am deeply concerned about the Council’s appalling approach to planning. They are granting 95% of applications that go to planning committee, which are supposed to be the contentious applications. They intend a further 10,000 homes to be built in suburban areas of the borough by 2036. The council is targeting green areas with intensified […]

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Kendra Committee Meetings

2019 KENDRA COMMITTEE MEETINGS take place in Kenley Memorial Hall at 7:30pm. Upcoming dates: March 12th April 9th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING WEDNESDAY MAY 1st – This will be in the evening – start time to be announced. FIZ Planning issues and the Community Plan will be discussed; Council representatives will be attending . All welcome. […]

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What is the Focused Intensification Zone (FIZ)

(Taken from Winter Newsletter 2018) What does the Croydon Plan and SPD2 mean to Kenley? We need to distinguish between those parts of Kenley inside the FIZ and those outside. The table below provides some highlights. The Council is actively working with the developers to maximise the number of dwellings that are delivered by each […]

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Kenley Community Plan

The Kenley Community Plan is a council project to review and improve the community facilities within Kenley. The idea is that the new housing schemes being proposed for Kenley generate contributions from the developers (called S106 and CIL monies). A chunk of this money is then used to improve the community facilities of the local […]

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Road Closure – Hayes Lane

Roadworks on Hayes Lane – During daylight hours The council has issued a notice that part of Hayes Lane between the junctions with Cadogan Place and Lovelock Close will be closed to vehicular traffic to install a “new customer connection”. The works will take place from Feb 18 and may be carried out over a period of 5 days. The works […]

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157 Hayes Lane Deadline 18th Jan

The proposal to build a three storey development of flats on the site of an existing bungalow is just one of a series which could change the face of Kenley. Details of this development can be seen at If you would like to make a comment or objection the deadline is Friday 18th January.

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Kenley as we know it is under threat!! The Council is seeking comments on a draft document (called SPD2) that defines the planning applications that the Council will likely accept around Kenley Station. The document also suggests the Council’s vision for Kenley: Redwood Close – Replace all existing houses with blocks of flats of 3- […]

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New Bin Collections Start

From Monday 3rd September we switch to the new wheelie bin collection system. Residents should already have their new schedule. Some households are changing their waste collection day and for a few the switch-over may have a gap of 3 weeks for 1 or more of their bins. Please make sure you understand the changes. The blue and […]

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