Category Archives: Jo Negrini

Croydon just about ‘average’ for delivering ‘affordable’ homes

Croydon’s only just about average when it comes to delivering affordable housing. That’s according to figures from the Mayor of London, which shows Croydon outside the top 10 London boroughs for building housing that is “affordable” (which of itself is … Continue reading

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Planners ignored equalities law for South Norwood flats

The council’s under-fire planning department may have broken the law in its rush to push through a controversial Brick by Brick development on a social housing estate in South Norwood. Residents around Church Road, Auckland Rise and Sylvan Hill maintain … Continue reading

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Has Negrini’s appointee just admitted she can’t do the job?

WALTER CRONXITE reports on a secretive multi-million pound deal to come out of the Town Hall At lunchtime today, one of Croydon’s most senior executive officers got a “key decision” passed, without any discussion by our elected representatives at any … Continue reading

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‘Pound a croissant!’ Council continues to artwash Surrey Street

Croydon’s Labour-run council is not even trying to hide its gentrification agenda for Surrey Street any longer. Having ripped the guts out of the traditional street market through neglect of its traders and an enforced two-month closure, all done at … Continue reading

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Council planner admits: we didn’t report consultation findings

KEN LEE reports on the latest shocking development (cough) surrounding the failures of the council planning department Croydon Council has failed to fulfill its statutory, legal obligations over planning applications. Who says? The head of Croydon Council’s planning department, that’s … Continue reading

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Council officials play the gooseberry fool with their Friday poll

Rest easy, loyal reader, if you are at all concerned that your Council Tax is not being spent to get the very best value. Because clearly, no efforts are being spared to make the borough a public laughing stock. This … Continue reading

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Negrini’s gamble on housing is facing a Brexit downturn

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, on troubling reports for a council which has staked so much capital on profiting from the housing market With local elections just 10 months away, there’s a couple of brief reports just out which ought … Continue reading

Posted in Bernard Weatherill House, Brick by Brick, Croydon Council, Housing, Jo Negrini, Planning, Tony Newman, URV | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments