Category Archives: London-wide issues

Scott’s ‘disingenuous waffle’ does little to meet housing need

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Not everyone is convinced by planning chair Paul Scott’s reasoning for his develop-at-all-costs approach. Among them is GEORGE WRIGHT I have just read Councillor Paul Scott’s justifications on why he can ignore public opinion. It hasn’t done my … Continue reading

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Planning chair: This is why I want to concrete over Croydon

EXCLUSIVE: Inside Croydon asked Paul Scott, the Labour council’s chair of the planning committee, to confirm that he had told a public meeting “There isn’t anywhere in Croydon with detached houses where we wouldn’t allow semi-detached houses.” Scott defied party … Continue reading

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Two-thirds of Londoners back ballots on redevelopment

A survey published today has found that nearly two-thirds of Londoners expect to be balloted on whether their homes are subjected to redevelopment. The survey, conducted by YouGov, was commissioned by London Assembly Member Sian Berry. It found that 64 … Continue reading

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Scott’s planning bias could lead to High Court challenge

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, on a startling statement from the council planning committee chair which could be seen to prejudice all decisions on Brick by Brick housing There are mounting concerns among senior figures on Katharine Street, from both … Continue reading

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£100,000 scheme to help warm up low-income households

Croydon Council has approved a £100,000 three-year scheme to save low-income households £400 on their energy bills. Though the council is a little more coy when it comes to explaining that those savings will be slowly accrued, at a rate … Continue reading

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More questions after TfL is forced to publish tram fatigue report

Transport correspondent JEREMY CLACKSON on an intriguing turn of events over a previously suppressed Transport for London report Within days of Inside Croydon highlighting the failure of Transport for London to share a safety audit report into driver fatigue with … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick scheme is accused of breaking planning rules

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, on the mounting anger and opposition to the council-owned house-builder’s plans, with objections coming even from the local Labour MP Another day, another planning disaster looms from Brick by Brick and Tony Newman’s Labour-lite council. … Continue reading

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