Category Archives: Brick by Brick

Council’s latest land grab sees short-notice garage evictions

The council’s moved in for yet another land grab. Notices went up last week on the garages behind homes on College Green in Crystal Palace, giving residents just one month’s notice to remove all their possessions. This land grab is … Continue reading

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MP Philp asks Whitehall to investigate cheap land sales to BxB

About five years ago, Robert Jenrick was being considered by local Conservatives as their possible candidate for Croydon South, until an even safer safe Tory seat came up in Newark. So it is perhaps with added interest that Jenrick, now … Continue reading

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Croydon Council, which has built no council homes since 2014, is now staging a museum exhibition on council homes

Without a hint of irony, nor a shred of shame, Croydon Council this week announced the opening of a month-long exhibition to celebrate “100 years of council homes in the borough”. “The 1919 Housing Act heralded a huge council house-building … Continue reading

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Newman ducks questions to show he’s all words, not deeds

TOWN HALL SKETCH: Who are we to believe? The last full council meeting until October descended into accusations from politicians of lying (ahh, the sweet irony), while the public’s petitions were re-written for them by council officials, until debate was … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick chief admits failing to meet 50% affordable target

Colm Lacey, the head of the council’s house-builders, says that that there will be no council homes built and that he is missing his ‘affordable’ housing targets. BARRATT HOLMES, housing correspondent, reports Colm Lacey, the former council employee who has … Continue reading

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Whitehall says council did not seek permission for sales to BxB

STEVEN DOWNES reports on how Croydon Council has failed to comply with the law by selling land to its in-house house-builders for just £250, where terraced houses are now on private sale for £600,000 each Croydon Council did not obtain … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick’s homes prove too expensive for Croydon locals

Housing correspondent BARRATT HOLMES on how the council-owned housing company is struggling to sell its new homes The first batch of Brick by Brick homes, which the council promised were being built using public land and public money to help … Continue reading

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