It seems that Croydon Council is determined to push forward with its proposal for building an arena at the Gateway development on Dingwall Road.
This despite the fact that:
1 The people of Croydon do not need, or want, a sporting arena
2 The site is owned by Stanhope, who have their own plans for redevelopment
3 The council will have to acquire the land via compulsory purchase order (CPO)
4 The arena development, proposed by Arrowcroft, will take longer to complete than the Stanhope proposal; not least because the legal wrangling over the CPO will slow matters down by a good few years
5 The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister has now called in the application from Arrowcroft
All of this means that the citizens of Croydon will have to endure the disgrace and decay of Dingwall Road for many more years.
The only hope is the fact that the ruling Labour regime will be voted out of office in the forthcoming local elections on May the 4th, and this absurd idea for an arena will be consigned to the dustbin of history.
Visit Dingwall Road - A Vision of Post Nuclear Croydon and take a walk down one of the main thoroughfares of Croydon.
Those of you who wish to view Dingwall Road from space, will enjoy the satellite photos on this interactive map - Dingwall Road from Space.