CANE HILL TRAFFIC - Coulsdon POST OFFICE JUNCTION - Why Improvement Scheme still not Implemented - PORTNALLS ROAD ACCESS

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Dear Croydon Borough Council,

When the Cane Hill development received planning permission, there were two conditions.

One related to the number of houses that could be built / sold / occupied before improvement works were undertaken at the Post Office junction at Lion Green Road / Chipstead Valley Road in Coulsdon, and the other related to the number of houses that could be built / sold / occupied before the southern Portnalls Road access could be used / had to be used.

Please provide full details of each of these conditions as originally specified and the dates.

Please also provide full details of any amendments to either of these conditions that may have occurred - weblinks to relevant reports and decisions, with reasoning.

It is understood that Barratts have agreed to pay for the traffic improvement works at the Post Office -please confirm.

Please provide a plan showing exactly what works are agreed?
Please also provide any analysis the council has to show the likely benefits and costs.
Why have these works not yet begun?
When may we expect to see them started and completed?

Please provide copies of all emails between Croydon Council officers and any of the following that relate to either of these conditions / schemes and ./ or the works required to implement the traffic improvement or the new access since the planning application was approved to date:
Local residents / organisations
Croydon councillors
Transport for London
Barratts and their contractors / consultants

Yours faithfully,

Abdul Sulieman

Freedom of Information, Croydon Borough Council


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Dear Freedom of Information,

We are only a few days before the absolute deadline for reply - and the council should not treat that date as the target for response.

Could you please confirm that you will reply this week, before the Christmas period begins?

Yours sincerely,

Abdul Sulieman

Information, Croydon Borough Council

Hi Abdul, we are chasing the response form the department and will send out to you as soon as we receive this. I can't confirm a time-frame but of course we are actively working to get this completed within the deadline and ASAP.


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Croydon Council

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Dear Information,

Thank you for your reply.
However we are now past the deadline, and still there is no effective response.

Please confirm the reason for the delay and when I may expect my information.

Yours sincerely,

Abdul Sulieman

Information, Croydon Borough Council

Dear Mr Sulieman

We apologise for the time this is taking to process.

Your request is still receiving attention and we are urgently chasing the answering department for a response.

Once we have this we will immediately send out to you.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

Kind regards.


Jo Welch-Hall
Information Support Officer

Resources Department
Customer Transformation and Communications Services
7th Floor, Zone B
Bernard Weatherill House
8 Mint Walk
Croydon CR0 1EA

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