Residents and businesses are being given the chance to have their say on the regeneration of South Norwood.
Part of the Connected Croydon programme, the council has secured £1.5m in funding from Transport for London to improve streets and spaces around Portland Road, Station Road and the High Street.
Award-winning design firm Burns + Nice, whose previous work includes Leicester Square; Whitestone Pond, Hampstead; Leicester City Centre and St Martin’s Courtyard, Westminster, has been chosen as the project designers.
Construction work is due to start next year following consultation with residents over how they would like the area to look. This is expected to be completed by March 2017.
Members of the public are invited to have their say on the proposals at a Stanley Halls event between 7pm and 8.30pm on 9 March.
This follows a similar event held in December last year.
“Croydon’s regeneration story isn’t just about the town centre but the whole borough, and South Norwood is one of our major district centres.
“This funding will help to transform the area, bringing about much-needed improvements.
“We want residents and businesses to be at the heart of this process, which is why we are keen to hear their views on how we bring about the regeneration of where they live and work.”18
Councillor Tony Newman, leader of the council