Kenley Community Plan (KCP)



Why are we doing this?

In response to concerns raised by the local community about the impact of the increase in housing in Kenley, Croydon Council secured funding from the Greater London Authority’s (GLA) Good Growth Fund (GGF) in 2019 to engage with the community to create a community plan for the area.

The Kenley Community Plan (KCP) outlines priorities for investment in facilities, services and infrastructure identified by the community as it experiences growth and change. Read the Kenley Community Plan.

The engagement period to produce the Plan ran from March to September 2019 during which time over 700 Kenley residents, businesses and visitors gave their views at events, focus groups, meetings with stakeholders and resident associations, and through business and online and street surveys.  The draft Plan was published between 21 February and 22 March 2020 for public feedback via the council’s Get Involved survey platform. Read a summary of the feedback.  

In late 2019, the council submitted a successful funding application to the GLA’s Good Growth Fund (GGF) for the “Connecting Kenley” programme to support the delivery of priorities that meet the GGF’s funding criteria. In March 2020, the council was awarded £878,766 grant funding towards this £2.1m three-year programme. More information can be found in this press release.

The publication of this final Kenley Plan was delayed until Spring 2021 to ensure the final plan took account of changes to the Connecting Kenley programme necessary as a result of both the COVID-19 pandemic and the council’s financial situation. 

 

What do we want to know?

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What we found out
What difference has it made?
Location:  Old Coulsdon Ward, Kenley Ward, Purley Oaks & Riddlesdown Ward
Project start date10 March 2019
Report availableDue 25 May 2021
Reference year2019
Methods Feedback Forms, Groups- Focus Groups, Interview- Face to Face, Questionnaire - Online, Visual Research, Social Media, Questionnaire - Face to Face, Interview- Telephone, Questionnaire - Telephone, Stakeholder Meeting, Desk Top Research, Event - Exhibition, Event - Public Meeting, Event - Stakeholders Event
Who can take part? Businesses, Community / Voluntary Groups, Residents, Schools, Councillors, Faith Groups, General public, Stakeholders
Topic Area Business and investment, Community and life events, Crime and Policing, Environment, Housing, Parking, streets and transport, Planning and regeneration