Category Archives: Croydon Council

Negrini’s ‘absurd’ response over planning conflicts of interest

BARRATT HOLMES reports on how the council CEO is trying to pretend that £250m-worth of planning applications from the council’s own housing company have anything to do with the council’s cabinet member for housing, whose husband just happens to be … Continue reading

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Negrini bans use of words ‘Tory’, ‘Barwell’ and ‘May’ at council

Croydon, where a constituency Labour meeting last summer banned the use of the word “Blairite”, this week saw the words and phrases “Tory government”, “Barwell”, “Conservative”, “Labour”, “Reed” and “May” all proscribed from use by councillors at a full council … Continue reading

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From golf to dogging, new book charts the role of Green Belt

It is seven years now since, in a rare moment of inspiration rather than perspiration here at Inside Croydon Towers, we launched this website with the tag line: “Living life on the fringes of London”. That indeterminate, hiatus status, caught … Continue reading

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Minister calls in plans for 17-storey tower block in Purley

Our housing reporter, BARRATT HOLMES, on a piece of party political tit-for-tat which could stall the development of 200 homes by a year If there is a housing crisis, it clearly can’t be affecting Purley much, after the Tory government’s … Continue reading

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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

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£1.4bn Westfield: Wait goes on as planning meeting scrapped

BARRATT HOLMES reports on the latest delay in long-promised town centre redevelopment More frustrations have been raised about when, if ever, work will begin on the £1.4billion Westfield supermall in Croydon after the council cancelled a planning committee meeting scheduled … Continue reading

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