Residents oppose multiplex project


Croydon Guardian
26 April 2001

Packed Meeting at Kingsdale School

The public meeting was packed out

Hundreds of local residents turned up at a public meeting in Dulwich last Saturday to voice their opposition to the controversial Crystal Palace multiplex project.

The meeting at Kingsdale School in Alleyn Park was also attended by four local Labour MPs, including three ministers, who called on Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott to oppose the scheme in light of criticism of the project by the European Commission.

The meeting also heard details of a Bill presented to the House of Commons on April 10 by Croydon Central MP Geraint Davies, which seeks to halt development of the multiplex by taking ownership of Crystal Palace Park away from Bromley Borough, and giving it to the Greater London Authority.

In a double blow to developers, Tessa Jowell MP announced that Lord Warner of Brockley intends to introduce a companion Bill to the House of Lords.

Minister for Lifelong Learning, Malcolm Wicks, (MP for Croydon North) was also present.

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