Category Archives: Housing

Developers scale down towering ambition for Surrey Street

Developers who want to demolish an old shop and warehouse building on Surrey Street and replace it with a modern block of flats have scaled down their plans, following meetings with the council’s planning committee and a public consultation last … Continue reading

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Residents give backing to Brick by Brick’s Coulsdon schemes

CROYDON COMMENTARY: One Coulsdon residents’ association is supporting developments proposed by Brick by Brick, the council-owned house-builders. CHARLIE KING explains why East Coulsdon Residents’ Association will be supporting the four, linked Brick by Brick developments in Coulsdon because, unlike previous … Continue reading

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South Norwood pensioner wins Shard legal battle with Qataris

PERRY MASSON, our court reporter, on an extraordinary turn of events at the Royal Courts of Justice today Ian Bone, the South Norwood pensioner threatened with a High Court injunction by lawyers acting on behalf of the uber-rich Qatari royal … Continue reading

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Croydon to publish viability reports – just not for Westfield

BARRATT HOLMES on a move towards openness and transparency over planning applications – though one that has come too late to provide insight into the biggest development scheme in the borough for a generation Did you hear that very loud … Continue reading

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Qatari royals in High Court threat to South Norwood pensioners

A couple of Croydon pensioners are being dragged to the Royal Courts of Justice this week by one of the world’s richest royal families, who want to ban them from exercising that old British tradition of freedom of speech. The … Continue reading

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Taberner House developers still don’t have building start date

BARRATT HOLMES on another prestigious scheme in the town centre which seems to have come to a grinding halt Five years since Taberner House was demolished and almost a year since planning permission was granted for the site – including … Continue reading

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Tories are waging war on council housing, says Butler

This week’s council meeting featured a tub-thumping performance in the council chamber over Croydon’s housing policies. KEN LEE reports Monday night’s meeting of the full council witnessed something not seen in a very long time: Alison Butler delivering a speech … Continue reading

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