Croydon Council has been shortlisted for planning authority of the year in the first MIPIM UK Awards. The awards celebrate the best regeneration projects in the country.
The team of judges are impressed with Croydon’s “radically pragmatic approach” to planning and feels it is a model for other authorities in the UK.
Croydon is currently experiencing a period of regeneration after securing £50 million to invest in the area. There are plans to redevelop the Whitgift shopping centre, as well as improving East Croydon railway station and the business hub in New Town .
Councillor Alison Butler, cabinet member for homes and regeneration, said: “To be recognised as one of the best planning authorities in the country is a fantastic achievement. “We are leading the way with our approach to planning, which has a key role to play in delivering future growth in Croydon.”
Croydon is up against Southwark and Sutherland for the planning award.
The winner will be announced at the MIPIM UK award ceremony on 16 October.