Labour’s £3m plan to regenerate Thornton Heath
Labour has unveiled exciting plans to invest £3m in Thornton Heath. After years of decline under the Tories, Croydon’s newly elected Labour council is making sure regeneration benefits the whole borough and not just the town centre.
The plan backed by Labour MP Steve Reed will see improvements to local roads and pavements, shop fronts and buildings, as well as support to encourage new businesses into the area. The plans will transform the area between Thornton Heath Library and the Whitehorse Lane roundabout, including the train station and leisure centre.
Croydon Council will launch a consultation with local residents and businesses and aims to finalise plans by April 2015. Works will be scheduled to start later that year.
Croydon North MP Steve Reed welcomed the proposals, saying: “Under the Tories investment only ever seemed to go to their favoured parts of the town centre. Now Labour’s making sure Croydon North gets it fair share and I’m delighted we’re about to see much-needed investment in Thornton Heath.
The area has huge potential for regeneration that will benefit everyone living there, and it’s certainly in need of a spruce-up after years of Tory neglect. Now there’s real hope for the cleaner streets, greener environment and wider range of shops and businesses that local people want to see.”