Croydon homes in 2030

5 months ago

How will our homes be different in 2030? 

(This might be more sustainable living, changes in technology and lifestyles)

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  • Sugarloaf 2 months ago
    Homes which reflect the need to take care of the environment and conserve energy - lighting and heating - with more solar energy heated homes.More green spaces. Not creating over-crowding by having too many buildings or too many HMO is Thornton Heath.
  • numbersix 2 months ago
    None of the options in the draft Croydon Local Plan could be described as either environmentally or socially sustainable as they all encompass over-development. To encourage massive and regular population growth, based purely on providing housing, is irresponsible. Where will these people work (especially if you develop on industrial sites)? How will they get around? How will they access medical care, schools, even enough fresh water? The south-east is already overcrowded – we don’t need more and more people crammed into it. No species can survive when its population density is too high.Green Belt should never be ‘released’ for development. It is there for a purpose which, beyond its defining criteria, is to allow people a decent standard of living. You have already stolen Green Belt from us in the previous review. Some of this went to school building (i.e. Coombe Road Playing Fields) resulting in the loss of open space. Other areas were re-designated as MOL which you claim has equal protection to Green Belt. However, this is only through a clause in the London Plan which could change, and in any case the very fact that you are considering development in Green Belt shows that it (and MOL) doesn’t have the protection it needs.Even the more encouraging aspects of the draft plan are scarcely credible in light of current experience.“The importance of trees and green spaces in the borough has never been higher” – but you don’t mind building on green spaces (e.g. Coombe Road playing fields, Covington Way/Crescent Way greenspace, the gardens of family homes that you allow developers to destroy).“New homes cannot be at the expense of the borough’s economy, health and wellbeing of its residents” – yet you allow high density housing with the smallest of (communal) recreation spaces.“Continued protection for Conservation Areas, Local Heritage Areas and all other heritage assets and their settings” – and yet you allow buildings that are locally listed to be demolished for flats (e.g. 236 Selsdon Road).“Evolution of character - meaning that whilst houses might be replaced by flats, for example, the new buildings will still be in keeping with the character of the area” – this just doesn’t happen. New flats are often much larger than surrounding houses, and follow none of the existing architectural cues of design or materials (e.g. 30-32 Lismore Road).This consultation is asking if building over 45,000 homes in Croydon is deliverable. The answer is no, not if you also want people to live healthy, happy and independent lives. No, not if you want good, decent homes, affordable to all. And no, not if you want a cleaner and more sustainable environment.
  • SusanG1 2 months ago
    Don't build on green belt spaces, make more use of the buildings we have now and do not allow properties to be left empty indeofinately. The green spaces we have are so precious, we can't get them back once they are gone they are gone for good. We must protect them from being built on like the fields by Riddlesdown/Sanderstead. Yes I expect we would love houses for families to be built, but the neihbouring schools, doctors, trains and buses are already full to busting so where will these families work, how will they travel, go to school or doctors/dentists? The trees and greenery helps to keep the world cool and the air clean. Once built on how will this happen?Have a fairer more wholistic approach to planning driven by locals in the locality, not by building companies just cramming as many properties in to spaces as they can to make a profit on homes the locals cannot afford to buy!
  • stop intensification 2 months ago
    Croydon Council cannot continue to encourage so many people to live in Croydon, because it is already proving unsustainable.On the one hand, the Council says trees and green spaces are more important than ever, then they propose building over such places, as they already have done; one case being the removal of significant open space from Green Belt, adjacent Lloyd Park which is now being built over.By driving over-population, more services are required, more traffic is inevitably created as certain groups in the community will not give up car travel; more delivery vehicles as people shop on-line; more post to be delivered; more rubbish to be removed; more pet animals creating issues; more sewage to be dealt with; more calls for ambulances, fire engines and police; more hospital beds required; more GP appointments required; more competition for jobs and services creating stress and anxiety; more overseas travel creating more air traffic and pollution; more water depleted from the natural environment; more light pollution; exacerbation of the urban heat island effect; more demands on the environment as residents see green spaces as places to go and have social gatherings; more flooding as natural drainage is lost through building on green spaces, and front gardens paved over to increase parking space, and relaxed planning allowing extensions causing further loss of garden area. More education is required, particularly to enlighten women that they have more choices than just having multiple children. If a reasonable and wholistic standard of living is to be provided to all members of the community, from cradle to grave, then intensification of the built environment that enables population increase is not the answer. I am not sure that Croydon Council is fully evaluating the adverse impact to the borough of all the planning applications that are recommended for approval, and invariably are approved.
  • dont know my screen name 3 months ago
    Need to be fit for purpose. Why would a family, even with just one child, want to live in a high rise block of flats with no outside space.
  • Brian M 3 months ago
    Instead of cramming as many homes on a plot as the planners can they should also plan in green spaces and trees into every planning application to make our life better. It would also be good if the forced builders to re-use at least 70% of the materials from any buildings knocked down.
  • MrsQ 5 months ago
    Solar panels as standard on the roof - linked up to charging ports for cars and electric bikes
  • noname 4 months ago
    Radiator reflectors can easily be made from aluminium foil glued to cardboard backing.It costs next to nothing and works well.
  • TC 3 months ago
    refuse planning permission for large single purpose retail buildings, such as carpet shops and furniture shops. allow shops that residents use every day such as supermarkets, gyms etc. This specifically on industrial estates surrounded by residential homes. Move thornton heath bus garage out of the local area and use site to build homes with central gardens for kids to play in. Refuse permission for any more chicken shops or betting shops, build youth clubs with private sponsorship and advertise them to local youths. Create a 'Thornton Heath Market' similar to Tooting Market, with obvious benefits for the community.
  • Di Bacchus 5 months ago
  • Ron West 5 months ago
    Instead of specifying 33000 homes by 2036 (which incentivises developers to squash blocks of 9 tiny flats into the space of a single family home/garden) the Council should require housing for a total of (say) 60000 residents by then, so that areas near secondary schools are equally incentivised to have 3/4/5-bed houses that have space for families with 3 full-size teenagers and maybe an elderly parent too.
  • Peter O 3 months ago
    Proposal to build on Green Belt land, prompts the question. What do we do for open spaces for people to exercise & enjoy once the developers have built their homes, taken their profits and we are left with a concrete jungle. Central Croydon has become an ideal example of over development and is an eyesore. Don't create the same mistake with other parts of the Borough. Ask yourself the question, why was Green Belt land created in the 1st place, to prevent what you are now proposing to ruin.
    • JF 3 months ago
      100% agree with this. Too much of our green belt is being demolished. Some people I’m sure would like to get away and de-stress away from towns and into the country for a few days or more, we also need green pastures for farm animals to survive and if this is taken away they will be locked inside for life, this would Be incredibly cruel. If you took the green belt away and built so many houses and flats it would become over crowded and this would create more problems and anti social behaviour.
  • noname 4 months ago
    We cannot afford to allow anyone to build on our green spaces.These spaces with trees and shrubs take out pollution from the air both dangerous particulates and carbon dioxide.Recent research shows hedges around playgrounds /schools have less pollutants than outside these confines.Best advice plant some greenery in your gardens
  • noname 4 months ago
    Air quality in Shirley is poor because of diesel buses serving Shrublands.None of these buses would pass a diesel car emissions test.The council should ban these buses or fine the company running them.Also the 20mph limit has not helped as cars obeying this limit have to use a lower gear and hence pump out more pollution .
  • Dan Wright 4 months ago
    I would like to see every new build include a ground source heat pump system. Environmentally friendly and extremely efficient.
  • 2986 4 months ago
    Agreed with the comments so far. Far more sustainable eco friendly housing. Better quality too. Developers don't care about green spaces, vertical gardens etc but people do and they bring a lot of benefits; better air quality, nice environment etc. Mandatory solar panels, more wind capture etc . Is anyone planning on building new reservoirs to provide a water supply for all these new residents?
  • Mantis 5 months ago
    Homes with gardens for kids to play and run round in to help end child obesity. No more kids in flats.
  • Laura Chambers 5 months ago
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