Category Archives: Housing

MP Philp asks Whitehall to investigate cheap land sales to BxB

About five years ago, Robert Jenrick was being considered by local Conservatives as their possible candidate for Croydon South, until an even safer safe Tory seat came up in Newark. So it is perhaps with added interest that Jenrick, now … Continue reading

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Croydon residents spend 45% of their wage on private rents

While Croydon’s Labour-run council stages museum exhibitions on the history of the council house, as they meanwhile use public money to build houses for private sale which local residents cannot afford, a London Assembly Member has produced figures which shows … Continue reading

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Croydon Council, which has built no council homes since 2014, is now staging a museum exhibition on council homes

Without a hint of irony, nor a shred of shame, Croydon Council this week announced the opening of a month-long exhibition to celebrate “100 years of council homes in the borough”. “The 1919 Housing Act heralded a huge council house-building … Continue reading

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Newman ducks questions to show he’s all words, not deeds

TOWN HALL SKETCH: Who are we to believe? The last full council meeting until October descended into accusations from politicians of lying (ahh, the sweet irony), while the public’s petitions were re-written for them by council officials, until debate was … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick chief admits failing to meet 50% affordable target

Colm Lacey, the head of the council’s house-builders, says that that there will be no council homes built and that he is missing his ‘affordable’ housing targets. BARRATT HOLMES, housing correspondent, reports Colm Lacey, the former council employee who has … Continue reading

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Residents hold ‘productive’ talks over Purley Tower scheme

“A very productive discussion” has been had in talks between residents’ associations and developers over the re-submission of plans for a multi-million-pound scheme by the local baptist church at Purley Cross. But while widespread agreement appears to have been reached … Continue reading

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Whitehall says council did not seek permission for sales to BxB

STEVEN DOWNES reports on how Croydon Council has failed to comply with the law by selling land to its in-house house-builders for just £250, where terraced houses are now on private sale for £600,000 each Croydon Council did not obtain … Continue reading

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