We’re delighted to say that the plans from the ZhongRong Group to build a huge hotel and conference centre on our park seem to be completely dead. We’re now calling for Bromley and the GLA to move on from this debacle, and focus on implementing the masterplan. Continue reading Ding, dong, Zhongrong’s gone
On Sunday 1st February the exclusivity agreement between Bromley Council and the ZhongRong Group will come to an end, sixteen months after it was signed, with no public indication of a deal to date from either party. We are calling on Bromley Council and the GLA to end talks with the ZhongRong Group and shelve plans to build a major commercial facility on Crystal Palace Park. Continue reading Shelve the Crystal Palace ‘rebuild’ plans
We have sent in our response to the latest bungled consultation on the latest ill-conceived plans for Crystal Palace Park, part of a number of disjointed projects that the GLA is pushing in our local area. Continue reading Our response to the NSC consultation
The GLA, which owns a long lease on the National Sports Centre, has issued a new consultation on its future. One of our London Assembly Members has welcomed the consultation, but written to the Mayor asking for the residents to be given more information about the plans. Continue reading Have your say on the future of the National Sports Centre
In July 2014, we monitored levels of nitrogen dioxide pollution in Crystal Palace with the support of Mapping for Change. We called on TfL to clean up its bus fleet to deal with the problem we’ve exposed. Continue reading Appalling air quality measured in Crystal Palace
Boris Johnson has confirmed that TfL have canned the planned Cycle Superhighway 6, which would have run from Penge up to Dulwich, through Camberwell and Elephant and Castle, and to the City. This just a couple of months after he re-dropped the tram extension, and a year after he announced plans to build a hotel on our park. Does he have something against us? Continue reading Penge’s Cycle Superhighway cancelled
Boris Johnson has unveiled his long-term infrastructure plan, setting out what he thinks London needs up to 2050. There’s lots to take in, but two quick headlines for Crystal Palace are: no tram extension, and more motor traffic on our polluted, congested roads. Continue reading Boris’ vision for Crystal Palace: no tram, more traffic
Air pollution is responsible for over 4,000 premature deaths in London, making it the second most deadly health problem after smoking. Crystal Palace suffers from long queues of dirty traffic crawling through the area, so why would Lambeth Labour try to block a Green initiative to do something about it? Continue reading Lambeth Labour blocking air pollution solutions
Happy Solar Independence Day! If we had any sizeable solar power farms in the area you’d be able to visit them today as part of a national open day organised by the Solar Trade Association.
But Crystal Palace, like most of London, isn’t making the most of the sun while it shines. Residents spend about £15 million on electricity every year in Crystal Palace, not to mention all our local businesses. Bills are rising, making life tough for both, and this money is flowing down the hill into the pockets of shareholders for the Big Six energy companies. What if we generated more energy up on this hill and kept the money circulating in our economy? Continue reading Solar independence for Crystal Palace
One of our London Assembly Members, Darren Johnson, has been working closely with local residents and groups to get answers from the Mayor about the plans to build on the Crystal Palace Park hill top.
This post contains all the answers the Mayor has given Darren and other Assembly Members. If you have questions you’d like answered, email Darren at firstname.lastname@example.org. He can’t put in every question, but if there is something the Mayor could clarify or be challenged on let him know!
Continue reading Mayor of London’s answers on Crystal Palace Park