Category Archives: Brick by Brick

Lacey’s in Mayfair with speculators to ‘unlock’ public land

BARRATT HOLMES on the latest instance where the council shows that it is more interested in cosying up to mega-rich property speculators than actually delivering homes at social rent Forget the possible contraventions of building regulations on one of its … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick contractor in asbestos scare on Purley Oaks site

Contractors working for Brick by Brick, the council-owned house-builders who have yet to build a single home, were today accused of neglect, potentially endangering the long-term health of residents and their children on a building site in Purley Oaks. The … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick fails to make interest payments on council loan

Our housing correspondent, BARRATT HOLMES, on how the latest annual accounts from the council’s house building company show zero homes built but a rapidly growing pile of debt When an individual homebuyer takes out a repayment mortgage, they are charged … Continue reading

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London lost 3,620 council homes in one year, figures show

There are fewer council homes in London than there were in 2016. That’s according to figures provided at City Hall, based on the Government’s annual update for housing stock for the capital. There’s no breakdown (yet) for housing numbers by … Continue reading

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Controversial chair of planning Scott gets promoted to cabinet

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the latest egregious example of Town Hall patronage, and all done at your expense – including one of ‘Tony’s Cronies’ getting £6,000 per committee meeting Despite managing to bring together 17 residents’ groups in opposition to … Continue reading

Posted in Alisa Flemming, Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Children's Services, Croydon Council, Hamida Ali, Housing, Jane Avis, Louisa Woodley, Manju Shahul Hameed, Mark Watson, Oliver Lewis, Paul Scott, Planning, Simon Hall, Stuart Collins, Stuart King, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Leaflets target Labour leaders to halt Brick by Brick schemes

Guerilla leafleting has been carried out across three south London boroughs in protest against the councils’ leaderships, and in one case the police have been called in. Political editor WALTER CRONXITE reports Residents’ groups have been flyering their neighbourhoods to … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Alison Butler, Bensham Manor, Brick by Brick, Housing, Local media, Merton, Outside Croydon, Paul Scott, Sutton Council, Tony Newman, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Time for our planning councillors to take back control

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The conduct of the council’s planning committee in respect of its granting permission to housing schemes by Brick by Brick is subject to a legal challenge. For CHARLES CALVIN, pictured left, the lack of proper scrutiny offered by … Continue reading

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