Category Archives: Jo Negrini

Planning chair votes twice to thwart Sunny Bank residents

Town Hall reporter KEN LEE watched last night’s council planning committee, so you wouldn’t have to… Paul Scott, the Labour-run council’s chair of the planning committee, last night allowed himself to vote twice to push through a housing scheme in … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Chris Clark, Clive Fraser, Croydon Council, Environment, Fairfield, Heather Cheesbrough, Housing, Jacqueline Harris-Baker, Jane Avis, Jason Perry, Jo Negrini, Muhammad Ali, Patsy Cummings, Paul Scott, Planning, Property, Pubs, Ruskin House, South Norwood, Thornton Heath | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Unions accuse Brick by Brick of proposing ‘devious’ scheme

Town Hall reporter KEN LEE on the latest disconnect between the interests of residents, their elected representatives and the council’s planning committee Another Thursday, another planning meeting, another Brick by Brick scheme backed by the council against the wishes of … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Clive Fraser, Croydon Council, Environment, Fairfield, Housing, Jane Avis, Patsy Cummings, Paul Scott, Ruskin House, South Norwood | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Director behind Westfield’s £1.4bn Croydon scheme set to leave

John Burton, the Aussie businessman who has driven shopping mall developer Westfield’s schemes at Stratford, Shepherd’s Bush and, more recently and seemingly with the handbrake left on, in Croydon, is to leave the company. Burton’s decision to return to his … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Business, CPO, Croydon Council, Jo Negrini, John Burton, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Newman’s secret agenda includes pay hike for council leader

Our political editor WALTER CRONXITE reports on how the recently elected Labour leadership is trying to sneak through increases in councillor allowances without anyone noticing Something was being withheld from the public domain when, just before the weekend, the council … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Croydon Council, Jo Negrini, Louisa Woodley, Paul Scott, Stuart King, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Council tries to hike costs as judge rules on Brick by Brick

Paul Scott hasn’t escaped being brought up before the beak over Brick by Brick just yet. A High Court judge yesterday refused an application from a South Norwood resident for a Judicial Review of planning decisions made by Croydon Council, … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Colm Lacey, Jo Negrini, Paul Scott, Planning, South Norwood | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Did planning chief mislead committee over MP’s objections?

KEN LEE, our Town Hall reporter, on growing concerns about what testimony to trust at the council’s planning meetings Did Croydon’s most senior planning official mislead elected councillors on the planning committee last week? Had the planning department provided unhelpful … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Heather Cheesbrough, Jo Negrini, Park Hill and Whitgift, Pete Smith, Planning, Property, Sarah Jones MP, Vidhi Mohan | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Lacey’s in Mayfair with speculators to ‘unlock’ public land

BARRATT HOLMES on the latest instance where the council shows that it is more interested in cosying up to mega-rich property speculators than actually delivering homes at social rent Forget the possible contraventions of building regulations on one of its … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Colm Lacey, Housing, Lambeth Council, London-wide issues, Matthew Bennett, Mayor of London, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment