Category Archives: Housing

People’s rent campaign claims victory over ‘no-fault’ evictions

Renters unions, housing campaigners and Croydon Labour councillors were proclaiming a victory this morning, after the Tory government announced plans to consult over proposals to abolish “no-fault evictions”. At present, Section 21 of the 1988 Housing Act allows landlords to … Continue reading

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Developers get green light for 60 flats on Matthew’s Yard

Developers have been give the green light to demolish Matthew’s Yard off Surrey Street, and to develop a multi-use building including 60 flats – 18 of which will be “affordable” – and a purpose-built arts and music venue. A unanimous … Continue reading

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Luxury retirement flats face sky-high fuel bills thanks to Sutton

BELLE MONT reports on how the new tenants of 80 pricy retirement flats in Hackbridge are likely to get very heated over their energy bills A housing developer has been allowed to abandon an agreed scheme to build an old … Continue reading

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Excrement ‘hand-delivered’ to councillor in row over planning

Being a councillor is becoming an increasingly shitty proposition. Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, reports ahead of tonight’s Town Hall meeting on how ‘a council motion’ has taken on whole new meaning Tension is running high at the Town Hall, … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Brick by Brick, Business, Chris Philp MP, Croydon Council, Croydon South, Housing, Jo Negrini, Pat Ryan, Paul Scott, Planning, Selhurst, Stuart King, Toni Letts, Tony Newman, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Council sells off public green space to Brick by Brick for just £1

Croydon Council has sold at least three packages of publicly owned property – in Waddon, South Croydon and Fairfield wards – to Brick by Brick, its house-building company, for just £1 each. And last year the Labour-run council also flogged … Continue reading

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£600,000 price tag on council-owned Brick by Brick houses

Roll up! Roll up! Come and get your Brick by Brick house, built on public property, using tax-payers’ money, and going on sale this week as a real bargain at nearly £600,000 for a three-bedroomed house on a ‘neat terrace’! … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick’s Fairfield Halls refurb goes £11m over budget

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the latest multi-million-pound overspend by the council-owned ‘house-building’ company that has yet to build a single new home The refurbishment works being carried out on the Fairfield Halls arts complex by Brick by Brick will cost … Continue reading

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