Category Archives: Chris Philp MP

Croydon schools are still facing 5% cuts to their funding

A teachers’ union has accused an MP of giving “false hope” to Croydon teachers, parents and pupils over Tory cuts to schools funding, and told him to lobby his government for real-terms increases in the amounts allocated for education in … Continue reading

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Optivo fail to tell Coulsdon cottage tenants of change of plan

A housing association which failed to consult local residents and never bothered informing its own tenants that it wanted to bulldoze their historic home has now added insult to that injury by failing to advise the residents of Well Cottages … Continue reading

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Optivo abandons plan to bulldoze historic Coulsdon cottages

BARRATT HOLMES reports on a sudden climb down by one of the country’s largest housing associations Under pressure from mounting public outrage and an MP’s petition, following reports on Inside Croydon, Optivo, the giant housing association, has today announced that … Continue reading

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Ex-planning chair: council broke law over Coulsdon cottages

CROYDON COMMENTARY: A borough alderman and former chair of the council planning committee, ADRIAN DENNIS, pictured right, suggests that the council may have failed to follow the letter of the law in the planning notification for Well Cottages Apart from … Continue reading

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MP slams Optivo over ‘outrageous’ plans to demolish cottages

BARRATT HOLMES reports on the shabby treatment of social housing tenants by one of the country’s largest housing associations An elderly couple who have lived in a Coulsdon cottage for almost 40 years only found out that they were to … Continue reading

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Housing association applies to bulldoze Coulsdon cottages

Some of the last surviving buildings associated with Cane Hill Hospital, located in a conservation area in Coulsdon, are under threat of demolition – because a developer says that they “are not economically suited for the area”. In this instance, … Continue reading

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TfL pushes through bus route changes despite opposition

Transport for London, after running a public consultation which found that a majority of respondents opposed changes to bus routes serving the Purley Way shops and Colonnades, has announced that it will go ahead with its proposals anyway. It means … Continue reading

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