The battle between Stanhope Schroders and Arrowocroft for the hearts and minds of the citizens of Croydon over their rival proposals for the development of the scrofulous tumour on the backside of Croydon, otherwise know as Dingwall Road, continues.
Today I received from Arrowcroft a glossy mailshot that attempted to persuade the recipients of the advantages of building an arena, which Croydon does not need, and inviting me to attend the Arrowcroft exhibition in the Whitgift Centre.
The only problem with the invitation is that the exhibition was held 19th to 21st of October, today is the 23rd of October.
Aside from that, the mailshot notes that the council has set in motion the process of acquiring the site, currently owned by the rival developer Stanhope Schroders. Arrowcroft states that they are "close to commencing development of the Gateway site.."
As I have already stated on this site, this process will take an inordinate amount of time. It should be noted that Arrowcroft first achived planning approval for this scheme over 3 years ago in 2006. Yet Dingwall Road continues to decay.
Stanhope Schroders, who own the site, will fight them every step of the way.
Dingwall Road has been in a state of ever worsening decay for years. The battle between the two developers will merely ensure that the citizens of Croydon will have to endure the blight on their urban landscape for a good many more years.
So much for trying to improve our lives!
The site needs to be redeveloped now!
Feel free to take a walk along Croydon's post nuclear road of shame via this link Dingwall Road.