Westfield Hammerson development approved – shopping centre to go ahead
Westfield-Hammerson development approved
Croydon Council has given the go-ahead to the giant Westfield-Hammerson development that will change the face of the town centre. The new shopping centre will bring thousands of new jobs and homes and turn Croydon into South London’s major shopping and leisure hub.
Fastest growing economy
When the Conservatives ran our council, Croydon went into long-term decline with the once-booming town centre losing major retailers like Allders and employers like Nestle. But with Labour back in charge, the town now enjoys the fastest growing economy in the country creating huge opportunities for local people.
Steve Reed MP said:
I am thrilled the Westfield Hammerson shopping centre now has the green light to go ahead. This multi-million pound scheme will transform the town centre and make Croydon one of the most exciting destinations anywhere in London and South-East England for shopping or enjoying a night out. This is the best news Croydon’s had in a generation and I’ve been proud to work alongside our Labour Council and business partners to make it happen.
Work must begin as soon as possible, and we must make sure every part of the borough benefits from the jobs and investment this will bring.
Steven Reed is Labour MP for Croydon North and Shadow Minister for Children and Families. In 2018 his private member’s bill on reducing violent mental health restraint became law. In June 2019 he launched Labour’s civil society strategy outlining radical plans to empower citizens and communities.
Steve chairs the Cooperative Councils Innovation Network, co-chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Group for London, was Leader of Lambeth Council 2006-12 where he led the council’s children’s services to become best-rated in the country and pioneered the public-health approach to tackling violent youth crime. He worked in publishing for 16 years and was an elected trade union branch secretary.