Category Archives: London-wide issues

Croydon just about ‘average’ for delivering ‘affordable’ homes

Croydon’s only just about average when it comes to delivering affordable housing. That’s according to figures from the Mayor of London, which shows Croydon outside the top 10 London boroughs for building housing that is “affordable” (which of itself is … Continue reading

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LFB: ‘Devastating consequences’ of schools without sprinklers

The London Fire Brigade says that the failure to fit sprinklers in schools could have “potentially devastating consequences”. Inside Croydon has revealed that not a single one of 35 school builds in Croydon in the past five years have had … Continue reading

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Motorists’ body in High Court challenge to 20mph zones

Our transport correspondent JEREMY CLACKSON gets up to speed with the latest Judicial Review brought against Croydon Council from a fringe group that is supported by UKIP’s Godfrey “Bongo Bongo Land” Bloom Croydon faces the threat of a second High … Continue reading

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Tory ministers ignore councils’ pleas for help on fire safety

The Tory government is refusing calls to provide funding to help make residential tower blocks safer following the Grenfell Tower fire. Croydon Council has committed to spending £10million of public money on retro-fitting sprinklers in the borough’s residential blocks, a … Continue reading

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Council planner admits: we didn’t report consultation findings

KEN LEE reports on the latest shocking development (cough) surrounding the failures of the council planning department Croydon Council has failed to fulfill its statutory, legal obligations over planning applications. Who says? The head of Croydon Council’s planning department, that’s … Continue reading

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Barratt’s housing residents face 475% hike in fuel charges

BELLE MONT, our Sutton reporter, on how the council’s policy of eradicating fuel poverty is seeing them deliver hugely inflated heating costs to some unlucky residents of a new development A south London council which has declared its intention to … 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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