Category Archives: Alison Butler

Brick by Brick imposed on community housing projects

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, on another source of funding to build homes, which in Croydon risks being hijacked by the council’s failing house-builder Croydon Council has made what one of the Labour-run council leadership has called “an ambitious pledge” … Continue reading

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Housing scheme involves charity which informed Home Office

The council has announced that it has managed to house six people under a scheme which should provide 10 homeless people with homes by the end of next month, and another 10 over the course of the following 12 months. … Continue reading

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Official: Croydon won’t build a single council home in 8 years

Council housing company won’t complete first new home until March Of homes to be completed this year, only 29% will be ‘affordable’ Two Tory councillors failed to show up for scrutiny of Brick by Brick Business plan is ‘just guesswork’, … Continue reading

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Major engineering firm has left troubled Fairfield Halls project

The troubled Fairfield Halls refurbishment project – already months late and millions of pounds over budget – is struggling on without the major civil engineering company which helped draw up the plans. Mott MacDonald is the global engineering, management and … Continue reading

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MP demands independent investigation into planning decisions

WALTER CRONXITE on the latest move over the favourable treatment provided to the council’s house-builders by the council’s planning committee A Croydon MP has asked the council’s chief executive to confirm that an independent investigation will be held into allegations … Continue reading

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£400m+ scheme at risk after council’s failed property deal

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing reporter, on how bungling by ‘award-winning’ Brick by Brick has put in serious jeopardy half-a-billion-pounds’ worth of new homes, has damaged the Town Hall’s relationship with Croydon College, and leaves a gaping funding hole for Fairfield … Continue reading

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We were whipped over Brick by Brick schemes, councillors say

EXCLUSIVE: Members of Croydon’s planning committee confirm that they were instructed how to vote over the council’s own house-building company’s applications. By STEVEN DOWNES A Croydon MP is to call on the council chief executive to carry out an independent … Continue reading

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