MAJOR NEW DEVELOPMENT SCHEME FOR COLLECTABLES AND FOOD MARKETS
Major plans which would see the hugely popular collectables market and Crystal Palace food market in Haynes Lane at the heart of a new mixed retail and housing development were unveiled yesterday (Thursday).
Thje plans for the site, which lies between Westow Street and the top of Bedwardine Road, would also see a large extension of the Antenna recording studios which sit at the top of Bedwardine Road.
But residents living on Haynes Lane who visited yesterday’s exhibition at Antenna studios have expressed opposition to plans for new homes being built opposite theirs and want the area to remain ‘light industrial’.
Antenna Studios managing director Jacob Kaye told News From Crystal Palace this morning (Friday): “We worded the invitation as a private consultation for councillors, local people, local businesses before going any further with plans and before going public.
“We’re taking feedback. “We’re going to adapt around the feedback and taking it very much on board.
“We haven’t even got to the point of any public consultation yet because we’re adapting the plans round our closest neighbours.”
The collectables market and food market would remain “big time” he said.
“The plans we showed yesterday have a 10 per cent increase in direct market space and 50 per cent in studio facilities space. “Antenna could massively do with more space. “We’re totally booked out.
“People can’t get in. “There’s definitely a demand for more facilities in the area.”
Plans include replacing the existing collectables market with a four-storey building with homes on the top two floors and a recording studios underneath a raised market courtyard.
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