The principal body behind the £100million regeneration of Crystal Palace Park said it is determined to make the needs of the disabled a prime consideration.

The London Development Agency (LDA) will be staging a series of consultation events and exhibitions in order to obtain the public's views about the proposals for the park.

Ken Livingstone, mayor of London, has directed his principal access adviser to consult with Croydon's Mobility Forum to ensure that the needs of people with disabilities are taken into account from the outset.

Councillor Adrian Dennis, cabinet member for planning, environment and urban development, said: "It's encouraging to see that the mayor of London, through the LDA, is taking such a positive interest in enabling all the people of the borough to have a say in the development of such a major sports and leisure facility."

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