Category Archives: Jo Negrini

Renovations in Purley and Coulsdon deliver five new homes

Unwittingly, perhaps, but the brains trust in charge of the council’s housing policy – led by Alison “Nothing To Declare” Butler – have gone out and demonstrated quite how inadequate their over-development policy with house-builder Brick by Brick has become. … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Coulsdon, Croydon Council, Housing, Property, Purley | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Labour councillor alleges planning bias for Brick by Brick

Our housing correspondent, BARRATT HOLMES, on how a Town Hall veteran has broken ranks over some of the council’s inappropriate over-development It is no longer just disgruntled residents, unhappy over the way the council and their slow-motion house-builders, Brick by … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Croydon Council, Pat Ryan, Paul Scott, Planning, Tony Newman, Upper Norwood | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Croydon missing ‘affordable’ housing target by 1,400 homes

Since 2016, less than half of the number of affordable homes have been delivered by developers in Croydon than are required under the Mayor of London’s 40 per cent planning policy targets. That’s according to research carried out by Green … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Brick by Brick, Business, Croydon Council, Housing, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, Sian Berry, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Butt plugs, uncontrolled sphincters and £50,000 council grants

Our arts correspondent, BELLA BARTOCK, on some perhaps surprising use of council hand-outs Cash-strapped Croydon Council teamed up with the Arts Council England this summer to hand out public-funded grants totalling more than £50,000 in cash and kind to a … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Braithwaite Hall, Croydon Council, Jo Negrini, Spread Eagle Theatre, Timothy Godfrey, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Now Debenhams could be seeking rent break from Centrale

Our retailing correspondent, MT WALLETTE, on the latest set-back to a £1.4billion redevelopment of the town centre based on retailing Hammerson, one half of The Croydon Partnership which wants to rebuild a vast town centre shopping mall, could face the … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Business, Centrale, Debenhams, House of Fraser, Jo Negrini, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Council paid £5m above asking price for Croydon Park Hotel

Under Jo “We’re Not Stupid” Negrini, Croydon Council last month paid £29.8million to buy the Croydon Park Hotel – nearly £5million more than the asking price when the property was put on the market just weeks earlier. Negrini, the council’s … Continue reading

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House prices are falling just as Brick by Brick comes to market

A collapse in house prices, even in London and the south-east, could put more pressure on the Town Hall’s creaking finances, thanks to chief exec Jo “We’re Not Stupid” Negrini’s cunning plan of spending public money on building 1,000 homes … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Colm Lacey, Croydon Council, Evening Boris, Housing, Jo Negrini, London-wide issues, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments