Category Archives: Colm Lacey

Kakistocracy: Butler forced into £6m bail-out of Brick by Brick

On Monday night in the Town Hall chamber, while keeping a straight face (perhaps she even believes her own bullshit?), Alison Butler actually tried to claim that Brick by Brick, the council-owned in-house house-builder “is delivering homes and is delivering … Continue reading

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Croydon Tories in call for public inquiry into Brick by Brick

Croydon Tories have appealed to a government minister to hold an urgent inquiry into the running of Brick by Brick, the council’s in-house house-builders. The call was made public at last night’s meeting of the full council by Tim Pollard, … Continue reading

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Negrini’s legacy on housing is also costing Newham millions

Loss-making Brick by Brick failing to meet its targets for delivering affordable housing. Surprised, you say? There’s no reason to be surprised, because it was entirely predictable, and across London, in Newham, a very similar in-house house-building scheme is also … Continue reading

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Oh calamity! Negrini’s not worried about 6/11 high risk ratings

The council’s finances have gone into  the red zone, according to CIPFA, and Croydon now has £1.4bn debt, the third-highest of any council in the country. But the Town Hall CEO says it is nothing to be concerned about. By … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick fail to apologise for shared ownership bungling

Brick by Brick, the loss-making council-owned house-builder, last night finally ended their silence and admitted that they are not able to sell homes under any shared ownership schemes. Seven days after Inside Croydon broke the news that Brick by Brick … Continue reading

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Purley residents consider judicial challenge to planners

Housing correspondent BARRATT HOLMES on the gathering storm over the council’s housing targets, with the administration accused of allowing ‘planning policy in this borough to be hijacked by one or two individuals’ The Town Hall’s under-fire planning department could soon … Continue reading

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‘Time to close down Brick by Brick’ call by Croydon Tories

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, reports on the reaction to the latest shambles and scandal to emerge from the council’s failing house-building company Croydon Conservatives have today called for the Labour-run council to close down its loss-making in-house house-builder, Brick … Continue reading

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