Category Archives: Planning

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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Patronised residents decry Scott’s planning committee ‘farce’

Croydon Council’s planning committee is “a farce”, and “an avenue for Councillor Scott to push through his anti-suburbia agenda”. That – referring to Paul Scott, the Labour councillor who is all-powerful on planning matters in Croydon – is the strongly … Continue reading

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Sanderstead and Riddlesdown lead battle to save Green Belt

In 1953, the Coulsdon and Purley Urban District Council was granted a coat of arms, and this included two trees, one an oak to represent the Purley Oaks and the other a beech for Purley Beeches. In 2020, Croydon Council … Continue reading

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Council director promises to find new home for Carers Centre

One of the council’s most senior executives has given a firm undertaking that, together with the borough’s wealthiest charity, a new home will be found for the Croydon Carers Support Centre which is currently based on George Street. Permission was … 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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CPRE makes appeal: just one week left to save the Green Belt

Conservation charity the CPRE has added its voice to residents’ associations across the borough calling on the public to take urgent action to try to save Croydon’s green spaces from development. Last week, Inside Croydon reported how the Labour council’s … Continue reading

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A level of ineptitude which would be tolerated no where else

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Council cabinet members Alison Butler and Paul Scott are ‘like some kind of wrecking crew’ who have made massive errors over planning in the borough, and they should be sacked, according to SEBASTIAN TILLINGER Councillors Alison Butler and … Continue reading

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