Steve and Upper Norwood councillors launch Crystal Palace consultation

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Steve Reed MP and the Upper Norwood Labour councillors have written to over 1,200 residents asking for their views about the proposed re-building of the Crystal Palace.

Steve and the local Labour team have been out listening to residents’ thoughts about the proposals over the past few months. While the proposed investment in Crystal Palace park is long overdue, residents and business owners who live on the Crystal Palace Triangle and its surrounding areas have told the team about their concerns about the scale of the proposed development and that public transport might not be able to cope with level of demand generated by new visitors.

The questionnaires should be landing on the doors over the next week and the Upper Norwood team are keen to know what you think.

As questionnaires were delivered to residents, Steve said:

“I believe that the proposal could produce something really positive for Upper Norwood, with hundreds of jobs and a boost to local shops and businesses.  But people worried that an already busy road and rail network could become further clogged up and I have concerns that a retail development on the edge of the park, could put at risk the very vibrant shopping centre on the triangle.

As it sits between five boroughs, it is important to make sure that people on all sides of the triangle get a say in any potential plans that the ZhongRong Group have.”