Conservative Councillors demanded a meeting this evening to discuss the terrible news that Westfield has removed the proposed redevelopment of the Whitgift Centre from its development project portfolio. Our motion reads:
In light of Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (“Westfield”) reporting that it has removed the proposed redevelopment of the Whitgift Centre from its development project portfolio, the following Members of the Council greatly regret the current Administration’s incompetence in losing this opportunity to regenerate Croydon’s Town Centre.
The town centre is now suffering from considerable blight and a much reduced retail and leisure offer. It is vital that there is a plan in terms of meanwhile use and to encourage the return of a vibrant town centre of which all Croydon residents can be proud. It is time that the Administration shared with the public what this plan is.
I spoke in favour of the motion, as you can see above.
Labour sadly rejected our motion, and their 'Plan B' was never published. What have they got to hide? Could it be that they don't have a Plan B?