Category Archives: Housing

Planning chair Scott to face scrutiny at gentrification screening

Paul Scott, the chair of Croydon Council’s planning committee which is pushing through £250million-worth of publicly financed house-building without a single council home being built, is to face public scrutiny in his own backyard tomorrow night at the Stanley’s Film … Continue reading

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Mortgage, Mortgage, Mortgage: house-buying in 2017

Our housing correspondent, BARRATT HOLMES, on the return to Croydon of a weekly piece of property porn The Channel 4 property show Location, Location, Location this week comes to Croydon and, in its 23rd series, delivers an episode which sums … Continue reading

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Planners wave away environmental tests on 44-storey prefabs

The planning department at Croydon Council has decided to allow proposals for a 44-storey residential tower block at East Croydon to go into the planning process without undergoing any independent Environmental Impact Assessment. One planning expert contacted by Inside Croydon … Continue reading

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Butler’s all excited for her Big Night Out at The Hurlingham

KEN LEE reports on a raft of housing award nominations for a council-owned house-builder which has so far built the grand total of zero homes Council leader Tony Newman, his deputy Alison Butler, council chief exec Jo Negrini and loads … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick building no social rent homes with Mayor money

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, on City Hall figures that show Croydon Council’s house-building strategy is letting the housing market take its course New figures from City Hall show that Brick by Brick, the private housing developer owned by Croydon … Continue reading

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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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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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