Tag Archives: Croydon Council

Virgo Fidelis school to close

The Roman Catholic secondary school for girls on Central Hill SE19 1RS is planning to close in August 2021.

Admissions were suspended for year 7 students in September 2020. Year 8 , 9 & 11  students are attending the Virgo Fidelis site but Year 10 students are attending St Marys in West Croydon CR9 2EE

Virgo Fidelis no longer has a 6th form and pupil rolls have been falling recently – with a  corresponding impact on school budgets. The Victorian buildings date back to 1848 and so are exepensive to repair.

Croydon council is consulting on the closure – to have a say  fill in the form linked below before the deadline of Oct 23rd.  


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Filed under Churches, Education, Home, Schools

Lidl appeal against Croydon planning refusal

Lidl site from Crown Lane

Lidl site from Crown Lane

In February 2015 Croydon council refused a planning application from Lidl to replace the former car showroom at the corner of Beulah Hill and Crown Lane. Croydon said Lidl’s plans were “ detrimental to the visual amenities of the streetscene, by reason of its unacceptable scale, appearance, siting, massing & overall design and insufficient landscaping & boundary treatment”

Lidl has now appealed against Croydon’s decision. You can comment on the appeal before Thursday 26th November by quoting ref 3087239 at the Planning appeal portal: http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/planning/appeals/online/search

Details of Lidl’s plans can be seen by quoting ref 14/04434/P at http://publicaccess.croydon.gov.uk/online-applications .

And see our earlier posts dated 11/11/14 and 21/2/14.


Filed under Environment, Planning, Shopping

Lidl at Crown Point

Proposed shop front on Beulah Hill

Proposed shop front on Beulah Hill

Lidl has submitted new plans for 9 flats and a supermarket on the empty car showroom site close to the corner of Crown Lane/ Beulah Hill. The main shop entrance will be on Beulah Hill SE19 3HD. The plans include a 38 space car park with an entrance on Crown Lane.

Previous plans were refused by Croydon counciI – see our posts on 21/10/13 and 21/2/14.

To see or comment on the new plans in detail quote ref 14/04434/P on Croydon council’s planning portal:



Filed under Parking, Planning, Shopping, West Norwood

Lidl at Crown Point

Former car showroom

Former car showroom

A planning application has been submitted to Croydon council by Lidl to open a store on the site of the former SG Smith Volkswagen car showroom on Beulah Hill.

Residents and local Croydon & Lambeth councillors are particularly concerned about the impact on traffic as Lidl’s trucks would be joining trucks for both the local Tesco and GKN builders merchants which are already causing difficulties on busy Crown Lane.

To see and comment  on the plans quote ref 13/03146 on :  http://publicaccess.croydon.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=_CROYD_DCAPR_137755

The closing date for comments is Thursday 31st October.

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Filed under Environment, Labour Councillors, Local Business, Shopping, Traffic, West Norwood