The Croydon Story: Slums of the Future?
This chapter tells the story of office-to-residential change of use in Croydon. A similar approach is taken to Camden in terms of what the chapter covers; however, some of the impacts in this place are different. The chapter highlights the issues seen in Croydon, particularly the issues of residential quality and the overall impact on local services from the large number of units delivered. These issues surrounding the development of what might have been called (by some research interviewees) ‘slums of the future’ will be highlighted throughout the chapter through its focus on the particular ways that central government-driven deregulation has had impacts in Croydon and threaten the otherwise positive effort to regenerate the town which the local authority and partners have been driving.
KeywordsPlanning Housing Offices Regeneration Croydon London
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