Chase Residents needs you !
We need a reps for Sundridge and Dalmally Roads
Becoming a street
representative (and committee member) is very easy and not very time consuming.
The committee meets on the first Monday of each month (excluding Bank Holidays)
for a couple of hours and there will be some involvement in planning and
running 2 or 3 events and delivering newsletters twice a year – you don’t even have to live
in the particular road to represent it.
The reward is knowing that you can help people, offer a point of contact for the
residents in the street, and make your environment and community better.
If you are interested and want to find out more, email Don Bates, our Chairman.
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Localism Act - Impact within Greater London,
Croydon and AddiscombeThe Group of local Residents' Associations have
been asked to comment (and agree) Croydon Council's proposals for detailed
planning policies. Similar exercises are taking place across the borough which
has been split into 16 "Places".
Residents, Business and local
organisations are invited to comment during a six week period starting 25th
October 2013. You can comment as a resident but Chase, as your Resident
Association also want to know your thoughts so we can reflect local opinion so
please let us know
Planning is critical to ensuring that Croydon
meets the needs of its residents, business community and visitors. The Croydon
Local Plan sets out the strategy, sites and planning policies necessary to meet
these needs in the short term and over the next 20 years. No area in Croydon
has set up a Neighbourhood Forum and the Council are suggesting that local
residents would find that route complicated, expensive and very time consuming.
Neighbourhood Plans have been generated in both Woldingham and CR3
(Caterham/Chaldon/Whyteleafe) which are under Tandridge District Council. See: Tandridge
The Localism Act has generated this very
large piece of National planning laid out in the Neighbourhood Planning
Regulations 2012. See: Neighbourhood
Planning Regulations 2012
The London-wide plan has been published and
this impacts on Croydon's plans:
See: The London
The Croydon Strategic Policies were adopted on 23
April 2013. The South London Waste Plan was adopted in
2012. The Croydon Local Plan - Detailed Policies and
Proposals (CLPDPP) will be open for public consultation from 25th October to
6th December 2013.
More information is available on the council
Opportunity Area Planning Framework
The CLPDPP will assist the regeneration of
the borough through the setting of firm planning framework that will provide
certainty to the community and developers. It will also enable the compulsory
purchasing of sites needed to bring forward new development in Croydon. It will
then be subject to independent examination by a Planning Inspector. A further
round of consultation is scheduled for summer 2014. During 2015 work will
continue towards an independent examination before final adoption by the
council in summer 2016.
The relevant documents are already available on the
Appendices 1 to 5
Background Paper 2
It is expected that these documents will be available at all Croydon
Libraries and the new Council Offices "Bernard Weatheril House".
From 1 January 2013, Croydon Council is making it compulsory for many people in our two roads to
recycle everything that can be recycled. The compulsory recycling will apply to
people living in complete houses, houses converted into up to five flats and
purpose built blocks of up to five flats.
The Council says its primary aim is to educate people to recycle rather than
punish them. The procedure is that the Council will give warnings to
households that do not recycle then monitor the situation for nine weeks. If a
household continues not to recycle, a Fixed Penalty Notice (i.e. fine) of £80 will
be issued. There will be a level of discretion to ensure vulnerable, very elderly
and disabled residents are not unfairly affected.
What happens in conversions and blocks where some households
recycle but others do not? ‘We appreciate that waste and recycling
arrangements are not always straightforward in converted properties and the
team will be managed to ensure that where residents have legitimate barriers
and problems these are looked into and a collaborative approach used in
delivering solutions. Measures such as these will ensure that residents aren’t
unfairly penalised or held responsible for the actions of their neighbours.’ ‘We
will be encouraging them (residents) to label their bins which will enable the
team to easily identify which properties are recycling and which are not.’ (TB)
What happens when people walking up our road chuck their rubbish in
our bins? ‘We also appreciate that in some instances members of the public
will deposit waste in household bins as they walk down the road, although we
don’t think this should affect the implementation of the policy.’ (TB)
What happens when people make genuine mistakes about what they can
put in a recycling bin? ‘We understand that residents do get confused about
what to put in each box and this policy does not intend to penalise mistakes of
this nature.’ (TB)
For more information on recycling or if you need more recycling boxes see the
Council’s website at www.croydon.gov.uk/environment/rrandw/ or phone
020 8726 6000.
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