Category Archives: Brick by Brick

Four residents’ associations join protest petition on planning

KEN LEE reports on growing support for a petition over the conduct of the council’s planning committee Four more residents’ associations from around the borough have added their endorsement to a petition which questions the integrity of the council’s planning … Continue reading

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Angry residents in revolt over Scott’s planning committee

KEN LEE, our Town Hall reporter, on how a group of residents’ associations have hit back at the controversial conduct of the planning committee’s chair Paul Scott, the Labour councillor who chairs the planning committee, has managed to unite at … Continue reading

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Now council’s housing developer snubs its Place Review Panel

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, on how the borough’s Council Tax-payers are providing another nice little earner for the Town Hall  CEO’s chums In the eight months since council chief executive Jo Negrini unveiled Croydon’s Place Review Panel, it has … Continue reading

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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

Posted in Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Business, Chris Philp MP, Colm Lacey, Croydon Council, Housing, Jennifer Brathwaite, Lambeth Council, London-wide issues, Planning, Property, Southwark Council, Steve Reed MP, Taberner House, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

‘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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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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