Category Archives: Housing

‘Are Brick by Brick trying to lose the election for Sarah?’

Our construction correspondent BARRATT HOLMES on concerns that the council is pressing ahead with consultations on often controversial housing schemes during the run-up to the General Election “Are they trying to lose the election for Sarah?” That was the angry … Continue reading

Posted in 2019 General Election, Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Business, Colm Lacey, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Fieldway, Housing, Jo Negrini, New Addington, New Addington North, Paul Scott, Planning, Sarah Jones MP, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Permitted development sees soaring numbers of second homes

Any suggestion that the drive, by property speculators, developers and their architect mates, to over-develop Croydon with thousands of flats is in any way really intended at addressing the homelessness crisis can be readily dismissed, after government figures reveal that … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Croydon Council, Housing, London-wide issues, Planning, Tom Copley | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Premier League football club opens its doors for the homeless

It’s that time of year again… Crystal Palace Football Club is re-opening its extreme weather emergency shelter for rough sleepers at Selhurst Park this winter. Whenever the overnight temperature is forecast to fall below freezing, the Glaziers Lounge at Selhurst … Continue reading

Posted in Charity, Croydon Council, Crystal Palace FC, Housing, Selhurst | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Butler caught out in another lie over sale of public park land

Two years ago, the council’s deputy leader gave her word that all the borough’s parks and open spaces would be protected from development. So guess what the Labour-run council has been caught out trying to do with a much-loved park … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Community associations, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Croydon parks, Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood, Environment, Friends of Grangewood Park, Housing, Planning, Property, Sarah Jones MP, Steve Reed MP, Thornton Heath | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Residents’ mounting anger as BxB builders cancel meeting

A meeting arranged for tonight by Brick by Brick to discuss a mounting volume of complaints over the mismanagement and poor conduct of one of their sites in the south of the borough has been cancelled, at barely 24 hours’ … Continue reading

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Citiscape residents locked out of their homes as cracks appear

Residents of Citiscape, the 95-flat private high-rise residential block in Croydon’s town centre, have been denied all access to their homes and possessions for nearly six weeks and have now been told that it could be at least another two … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Business, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Housing, London-wide issues, Planning, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

‘Absolute madness’: council eyes Green Belt for 6,000 homes

Remember all those solemn assurances from Alison Butler and Paul Scott that the Labour-run council will protect the borough’s precious green spaces? Guess what… Town Hall papers ahead of next Monday’s cabinet meeting show that the council is seriously considering … Continue reading

Posted in Addington, Croydon Council, Environment, Housing, Mayor of London, New Addington, Planning, Purley Way, Sanderstead, Selsdon & Ballards | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments