One of Britain’s leading architects Will Alsop has unveiled plans to turn the Greater London town of Croydon into a cosmopolitan “oasis.”

Revealed in a presentation yesterday, the plans include making the town more accessible, creating “green” link ways between parks and introducing more water features including a new lake, writes the Croydon Guardian newspaper.

Alsop’s plans, particularly the focus on green features, have been welcomed by Croydon’s Town Council.

But some ideas have proved controversial with Croydon residents, particularly plans to narrow roads and divert traffic to allow for easier access to the town, which residents fear would lead to congestion.

Other plans for Croydon include halving the number of car parking spaces to push all other parking facilities underground, with the exception of delivery and disabled parking.

By staff writer