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6-week inquiry into dispute between Arrowcroft and Croydon Council and Stanhope over the future development of a major site next to East Croydon station.

Christopher Katkowski QC led Scott Lyness in a dispute between (1) Arrowcroft and Croydon Council and (2) Stanhope over the future development of a major site next to East Croydon station. Stanhope has planning permission to develop the site for offices, housing and a park. Arrowcroft and the Council want to see fewer offices (50, 000 sqm), housing (900 homes) and most importantly a 12,500 seat arena on the site. The proposals for the arena-led scheme and a compulsory purchase order to acquire Stanhope’s interests were the subject of a 6-week inquiry in 2007.

Christopher Katkowski QC & Scott Lyness acted on behalf of both Arrowcroft and the Council.

Russell Harris QC acted on behalf of the Council.

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