Category Archives: Jo Negrini

What a relief! Boxpark traders get helping hand from council

Boxpark, the booze and food outlet in a collection of old shipping containers next to East Croydon Station, has been given yet more help from the council in an attempt to staunch its exodus of tenants. Boxpark’s dwindling number of … Continue reading

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Scott’s ‘disingenuous waffle’ does little to meet housing need

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Not everyone is convinced by planning chair Paul Scott’s reasoning for his develop-at-all-costs approach. Among them is GEORGE WRIGHT I have just read Councillor Paul Scott’s justifications on why he can ignore public opinion. It hasn’t done my … Continue reading

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Planning chair: This is why I want to concrete over Croydon

EXCLUSIVE: Inside Croydon asked Paul Scott, the Labour council’s chair of the planning committee, to confirm that he had told a public meeting “There isn’t anywhere in Croydon with detached houses where we wouldn’t allow semi-detached houses.” Scott defied party … Continue reading

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Two-thirds of Londoners back ballots on redevelopment

A survey published today has found that nearly two-thirds of Londoners expect to be balloted on whether their homes are subjected to redevelopment. The survey, conducted by YouGov, was commissioned by London Assembly Member Sian Berry. It found that 64 … Continue reading

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Scott’s planning bias could lead to High Court challenge

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, on a startling statement from the council planning committee chair which could be seen to prejudice all decisions on Brick by Brick housing There are mounting concerns among senior figures on Katharine Street, from both … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Community associations, Coulsdon, Croydon Council, Housing, Paul Scott, Planning, Property, South Norwood | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

Brick by Brick scheme is accused of breaking planning rules

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, on the mounting anger and opposition to the council-owned house-builder’s plans, with objections coming even from the local Labour MP Another day, another planning disaster looms from Brick by Brick and Tony Newman’s Labour-lite council. … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Croydon parks, Environment, Housing, Jo Negrini, Paul Scott, Planning, Property, South Norwood, Steve Reed MP, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Croydon’s Negrini, the £20m superyacht, and left over beer

KEN LEE, our spending-four-days-on-the-lash-at-public-expense correspondent, detected waning interest among the world’s property developers in Croydon’s tired message at this year’s MIPIM Apparently, it’s happening. “It’s happening!” was the latest lame slogan for Croydon this week at the booze and hookerfest … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Brick by Brick, Business, Colm Lacey, Croydon Council, Heather Cheesbrough, Jo Negrini, Shifa Mustafa, Stiles Harold Williams, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments