Category Archives: Bensham Manor

Negrini refuses to act on ‘conflicts of interest’ over planning

Jo Negrini, the chief executive of Croydon Council, has refused to intervene over complaints, from the public and one of the borough’s MPs, over potential conflicts of interest of senior councillors in the planning process. Croydon’s cabinet member for housing … Continue reading

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Plan rejected for primary on busy Thornton Heath road

Education correspondent GENE BRODIE reports on an important decision for the future health of generations of school children taken at last night’s planning committee Councillors on Croydon’s planning committee last night unanimously rejected a proposal to build a three-form-of-entry primary … Continue reading

Posted in Bernadette Khan, Education, Environment, Jamie Audsley, Paxton Academy, Planning, Schools, Stuart King, West Thornton | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Westfield set to snub CEO Negrini’s costly Place Review Panel

In an embarrassing snub for the council’s chief executive, the developers proposing the £1.4billion Westfield and Hammerson regeneration of Croydon town centre have no immediate intention to submit their plans for review by the borough’s much-touted Place Review Panel. The … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Alison Butler, Business, Croydon Council, Jo Negrini, Paul Scott, Place Review Panel, Planning, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Council recruits staff for ‘private’ company Brick by Brick

WALTER CRONXITE uncovers Croydon’s latest big spend on its supposedly ‘private’ housing company Croydon Council is recruiting four staff on publicly funded salaries of up to £50,000 a year each – to work on behalf of a private housing developer. … Continue reading

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Mystery of the vanishing objections to council’s Local Plan

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the disappearance of ward councillors’ contribution to a key consultation on Croydon’s strategic planning document It might not be quite up there with the unexplained disappearance of Lord Lucan, but comments submitted by Waddon Labour councillors … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Andrew Pelling, Croydon Council, Croydon parks, Duppas Hill Park, Education, Environment, Harris Primary Purley Way, Jo Negrini, Joy Prince, Krishna Avanti Primary, Paul Scott, Planning, Robert Canning, Schools, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Council gags architecture experts on costly Place Review Panel

Croydon’s Place Review Panel has been gagged, just three months since the building design body was set up, at potentially considerable public expense. Once a month, six members of the panel of high-profile architects and designers, who include the celebrity … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Centrale, Colm Lacey, Croydon Council, Croydon parks, Environment, Jo Negrini, One Lansdowne Road, Paul Scott, Place Review Panel, Planning, Property, Queens Gardens, Taberner House, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Anger at planning committee as Scott sways Purley vote

Another week, and another group of residents outraged at the way the council is overdeveloping their neighbourhood. Another week, and yet more complaints about the bombastic conduct of the chair of the council’s planning committee, Paul Scott, as he drives … Continue reading

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