Category Archives: Planning

Barwell, Brexit and Croydon’s troubled Westfield dream

STEVEN DOWNES on how the meddling of Tory politicians and the Croydon Establishment managed to ensure that the redevelopment of Croydon town centre was never going to run smoothly Questions were asked in the House of Commons last night which … Continue reading

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Let’s revive town centre with more trees and youthful vitality

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Retired landscape architect and local resident LEWIS WHITE offers his suggestions for reviving the town centre after nearly a decade of development blight thanks to Westfield, who yesterday announced that they are ‘reviewing’ their £1.4bn flats and shops … Continue reading

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Build delays will keep Coombe Wood in cabins for another year

Our education correspondent, GENE BRODIE, on the slow progress at Croydon’s new selective school South Croydon residents were shocked last week when street notices appeared, followed by letters through their doors, announcing an unexpected new planning application not only to … Continue reading

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Council office entrance closed because of ‘extreme’ weather

KEN LEE, our newshound on Mint Walk, sniffs out the latest piece of nonsense from the £140m council office building, where the main entrance has been ruled out-of-bounds Further proof, not that any has been needed, that Fisher’s Folly, the … Continue reading

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Director with Qatari links resigns from Brick by Brick board

BARRATT HOLMES reports on more revelations about council home-builders’ business which failed to get a mention at last week’s Town Hall scrutiny committee One of the company directors of Brick by Brick has resigned from the board of Croydon Council’s … Continue reading

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‘Brexit fears’ could hit Brick by Brick’s private homes sales

Housing correspondent BARRATT HOLMES on some market data which could further undermine the council’s financial schemes There’s a good reason why Colm Lacey, the council director who heads up Brick by Brick, did not want to share the company’s analysis … Continue reading

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Official: Croydon won’t build a single council home in 8 years

Council housing company won’t complete first new home until March Of homes to be completed this year, only 29% will be ‘affordable’ Two Tory councillors failed to show up for scrutiny of Brick by Brick Business plan is ‘just guesswork’, … Continue reading

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