Category Archives: Colm Lacey

Tory housing strategy that does nothing to build more homes

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, on the missed opportunity of the housing Green Paper, published yesterday The housing Green Paper, published yesterday, had been promised for some considerable time. They were even working on a government housing strategy document when … Continue reading

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‘Godzilla weed’ could make Brick by Brick homes unsaleable

Our housing correspondent, BARRATT HOLMES, reports on how a notorious invasive plant Japanese knotweed could render flats in a Brick by Brick development unmortgageable Colm Lacey, the Croydon employee who styles himself as “CEO” of Brick by Brick, has confirmed … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick gets V&A Museum to artwash housing schemes

Brick by Brick has won more vacuous awards in its three-year existence than it has built houses (current total: 0). Now, it is turning Croydon into a museum artefact, for tourists to gawp at, as BARRATT HOLMES reports Brick by … Continue reading

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MP Philp: Brick by Brick places council on a financial tightrope

CROYDON COMMENTARY: With the housing market suffering a dip, rising borrowing rates and uncertainty over Brexit, there’s growing concerns over the council’s slow-progressing house-building company. Croydon South MP CHRIS PHILP, left, outlines what he sees as the risks for the … Continue reading

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Housing market dips before Brick by Brick finishes first build

Brick by Brick’s gamble with millions of pounds of council-owned land and tax-payers’ money is looking like an increasingly risky punt, as estate agents and the construction industry are reporting down-turns in the housing market. Of course, if Croydon’s Labour-run … Continue reading

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Residents disgusted after Scott ‘gloats’ over court ruling

Paul Scott, the controversial chair of the council’s planning committee, has angered residents close to the Woodside ward he is supposed to represent by “gloating” over the outcome of a legal challenge to one of his committee’s decisions. “Delighted but … Continue reading

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MP Philp slates council: ‘Kim Jong-un would blush at this’

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the latest in Croydon’s Brick by Brick nepotism scandal Local MP Chris Philp has stepped into the row over nepotism among senior figures at the Labour-controlled council, and called for the sacking of Alison Butler, the … Continue reading

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