Category Archives: Jo Negrini

Brick by Brick’s profitable Blairite response to Right to Buy

The tragedy of the Grenfell Tower fire has, rightly, focused attention on safety around the nation’s low-cost housing. But underlining the lack of attention given to the conditions of such homes and the ongoing under-investment in council housing has been … Continue reading

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‘Right to Buy is an organised high-yield industry’

“Artwashing”. “Estate regeneration”. “Gentrification”. Profit. All words which have been used, accusingly, against other London local authorities, Labour- and Tory-run, and which are increasingly being used to describe aspects of Croydon’s plans. SIMON ELMER is a leading figure in ASH, … Continue reading

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Council spent £2m per block on fire safety measures in 2012

In the absence of any definitive statements from Croydon Council’s leadership to reassure residents regarding building materials and techniques used on the borough’s residential towers following this week’s horrifying fire at Grenfell Tower in Kensington, a senior official with direct … Continue reading

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Croydon starts urgent review of tower blocks with cladding

Croydon Council is conducting a hurried review of fire safety issues around its residential properties following the horrific events at Grenfell Tower in north Kensington yesterday. According to council cabinet member Alison Butler, Croydon’s urgent review includes “checks on all … Continue reading

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Council unveils grenade sculpture days after terror attack

STEVEN DOWNES, editor of Inside Croydon, on the crass insensitivity of a senior councillor over an ‘artwork’ revealed off Surrey Street Market Residents, business owners and even senior figures on Croydon’s Labour-run council were embarrassed and angry when, within days … Continue reading

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Tenants told to quit weeks before planning permission granted

BARRATT HOLMES reports on the latest tacky little twist from Croydon’s Labour-run council in its drive to build more than 500 homes for profit, regardless of the consequences for existing residents Further proof, if any further proof was necessary, that … Continue reading

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Planning chair Scott uses election to gag objections from MP

Brick by Brick is concreting over the borough, block by block, and one senior councillor is not going to let anyone get in the way of the council’s housing company. But as BARRATT HOLMES reports, the council’s affordable homes target … Continue reading

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