Community Infrastructure Levy

WURA have received these letters (PDF file) from our MP and the Minister of State for Housing about the use of Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) funds to upgrade private roads and in the case of Welcomes Road, a designated footpath which needs to be made safer for walkers.

Although millions of pounds in CIL is being collected by Croydon Council in respect of developments fronting Welcomes Road, the Kenley Transport Study, though recognising problems with Welcomes Road and the safety of pedestrians, shows that nothing is earmarked to be spent on the road by the Council.

The letter from the Minister suggests that CIL can be spent on footpaths and the matter will be taken up with the Council particularly as funds should have been set aside from the development at No 10 for this purpose.

For reference, the final report from the Kenley Intensification Zone Transport Study from February 2020 can be viewed here (PDF file).

We will be including a reference to paragraph 3 of the Minister’s letter in future objections to inappropriate development applications in the WURA area.

Secretary

Welcomes Road still closed near no 57

The SES Roadworks originally estimated at 3 days have over-run and Welcomes Road has remained closed over the Easter break.

At least progress is being made – and many thanks to the recycling men who still managed to collect the recycling this morning!

Electrical Cable Installation Work

Electrical cable installation work is being carried out by Prencor to support the installation of vehicle charging points at 57 Welcomes Road.

The work is expected to be completed during the last two weeks of January,

The work will extend up the even numbered side of Welcomes Road from 60 to 68 but will also require excavation across the road to connect to no 57.