This means, according to the Council, that the way is clear for their preferred developer Arrowcroft to develop the site; and build a 12500 seat indoor arena.
In my view there are a number of problems with this:
- Much of the site around the Dingwall Road area is owned by Stanhope. This will be difficult to acquire from them without a fight, and will inevitably delay any development.
- Why does Croydon need a 12500 seat arena?
- Can Croydon afford a 12500 seat arena?
- Croydon Council talk of compulsory purchases of land around the site, can Croydon afford to do this?
- How long will this take?
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The full press release from the Council can be viewed here Croydon Council press release.