New Westfield centre approved

Croydon Council has granted planning permission for a £1bn shopping centre, which developers say will give vital regeneration to the area.

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Developers: Plans are a catalyst for regeneration

Developers working on the planned overhaul of Croydon centre say they believe it would act as a catalyst for wider regeneration and change. Tonight the council granted planning permission for the £1bn project. The application will now be considered by the Mayor of London on Wednesday.

“Our scheme willre-establish Croydon as the retail destination of South London which willattract further investment and development. Our goal is to deliver aworld-class retail and leisure destination to attract new visitors to the townand ensure Croydon regains its status as a thriving town centre. Tonight’s decision brings that vision one step closer to reality.”__

– Peter Cole, Chief Investment Officer of Hammerson

"We believe that ourproposed £1bn investment into the transformation of Croydon’s shopping andleisure offer has the potential to act as a major catalyst for the widerphysical and social regeneration of the town. The support we received from theCouncil this evening further strengthens that belief.”__

– John Burton, Director of Development of Westfield

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