Category Archives: Housing

‘I think the council was right to give Brick by Brick a try’

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Not everyone thinks that the council-owned house-builder is doing a bad job. Here DAVID WHITE puts the case in favour of Brick by Brick The housing crisis is getting worse because of Tory government policies, not because of … Continue reading

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‘Land For The Many’ recommends local planning committees

Bad news for Paul Scott, the de facto chair of Croydon’s planning committee. Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party wants to introduce local planning “juries”. Scott has firmly rejected the notion of having more localised committees to consider planning matters – doubtless … Continue reading

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Scott of the Architects unleashes his bile on residents

KEN LEE has obtained a copy of a letter from one of the Town Hall’s most senior and powerful councillors which shows exactly how he regards the residents who fund his generous council allowances Those who have been spared the … Continue reading

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Scott’s cunning plan to squeeze in 3,000 new homes per year

KEN LEE on how increased housing  targets have forced the council into a rapid rethink of its Local Plan Just like Baldrick, Paul Scott has got a cunning plan. Another one. Controversial Town Hall figure Scott has been booked to … Continue reading

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Slums of the Future: Croydon has capital’s smallest micro-flat

Thousands of Croydon families are finding themselves in “cramped, substandard, and unaffordable homes” due to “flawed” government planning regulations, research published today claims. The report by London Assembly Member Tom Copley highlights Croydon has having more permitted development flats than … Continue reading

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Negrini’s gone silent over secret subsidies to Brick by Brick

Questions have been asked in the House  of Commons about the legality of Croydon Council’s land sales to Brick by Brick, and the answers make for uncomfortable reading for the Town Hall leadership, as KEN LEE reports Croydon Council may … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Business, Chris Philp MP, Colm Lacey, Croydon Council, Croydon South, Housing, Jo Negrini, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Ombudsman rules against council over unsafe housing case

Croydon Council has now received EIGHT rulings against it from the Local Government  Ombudsman so far this year – a rate of two per month for failings in children’s services, adult social care, education, housing or planning. The latest case, … Continue reading

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