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[Reposted] Croydon Advertiser and The Curious Case of The Corruption That Didn't Happen

"Insiders have suggested Mayor Johnson could use his planning powers as a lever in getting either Westfield or Hammerson to withdraw from the Croydon scene.

"... Hammerson has planning permission for an expansion of its shopping centre in Brent Cross, but it is understood conditions imposed have made going ahead uneconomic.

"The suggestion is that the Mayor could help relax those conditions. Hammerson could proceed, and decide to forsake its ambitions for the Whitgift Centre [in return]."

Link to 'Croydon Today'
(picture: David Cook)

'Croydon Today':
"Croydon's architecture: Iconic or eyesore?"

"A RECENT post on Twitter read:
"Croydonisation' – architectural ruining of a town centre. Image issue cited by Croydon's director of regeneration Tony Antoniou."
"Mr Antoniou had been speaking at an event organised by New London Architecture, a series of conferences and exhibitions about regeneration.

"...The council released a statement:
"Part of the discussion about Croydon's future regeneration is honestly appraising the mistakes of the past.

Like most of our residents, the council is under no illusion that parts of the town centre in particular have suffered from design mistakes, that must not be repeated."

6 June 2012 Update:
The missing Croydon Advertiser story has reappeared on its website today, here.

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