Residents are being invited to have their say and help shape Croydon Council’s future plans for the Purley Way.
The public’s likes, dislikes, memories, opinions and ideas on how they would like to see the neighbourhood develop are being sought as part of the initial stages of a new project determining how the area around the thoroughfare from Purley up to Valley Park should evolve in the coming years.
A new online survey has launched this week aimed at those who live, work and visit the area to have their say on their priorities.
As part of the early research on the Purley Way area, the council is also asking people to share stories and photographs of their time spent in the area, all of which will be incorporated to help form a picture of what its future could look and feel like.
This will feed into Croydon’s Local Plan Review and a dedicated Purley Way chapter, outlining how future development will help to address some of the wider challenges faced by the borough.
The newly-evolving plan is the first in a number of projects happening in Croydon, as the Covid-19 lockdown is eased and the council intensifies its work to revive the borough’s economy following the pandemic.
Other upcoming projects include engagement with communities in Purley and Thornton Heath to understand priorities for their town centres and create future plans. Further engagement is also planned for future stages of the Purley Way project.
Councillor Paul Scott, cabinet member for environment, transport and regeneration
“This exciting project is still in its infancy, making it the right time to involve the public and let them have their say on the changes they’d like to see. Incorporating their stories, memories, likes and dislikes will help us to build on the Purley Way’s unique characteristics and create a high-quality neighbourhood that will meet the needs of both existing and new communities in this area.
“Despite the current challenges, the council remains focussed on Croydon’s future and the long-term picture for the borough. Projects like this have a key role in helping to remobilise Croydon’s economy post Covid-19 and I would encourage all residents to get involved and have their say.”
For more information on the project or to share your ideas and have your say, click here.