Category Archives: Housing

Croydon is first council to call for end of ‘no-fault’ evictions

Our housing correspondent, BARRATT HOLMES, on how Croydon’s Labour-run council has led the way over ‘no-fault’ and revenge evictions by private landlords One of the more interesting proposals passed at Monday night’s full council meeting – the first staged in … Continue reading

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Public’s Town Hall questions on Binmageddon get censored

KEN LEE, our Town Hall reporter, sat through nearly four hours of Monday’s Town Hall meeting, so that you didn’t have to… A mere 90 days since the last full meeting of the council, and most of the borough’s councillors … Continue reading

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Corbyn’s ‘commonsense socialism’ is creating real change

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The Labour Party’s annual conference ended in Liverpool with progress being made, writes DAVID WHITE “I am a socialist and one day so will the Labour Party be.” Those were the words of Donald Soper, the Methodist minister, … Continue reading

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Developers make billions yet still dodge ‘affordable’ quota

One of the country’s biggest housebuilding companies has been avoiding affordable housing obligations in London simply by arguing that to include more affordable homes within developments would not be viable. Berkeley Group has successfully persuaded planning authorities that it could … Continue reading

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Renovations in Purley and Coulsdon deliver five new homes

Unwittingly, perhaps, but the brains trust in charge of the council’s housing policy – led by Alison “Nothing To Declare” Butler – have gone out and demonstrated quite how inadequate their over-development policy with house-builder Brick by Brick has become. … Continue reading

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Croydon missing ‘affordable’ housing target by 1,400 homes

Since 2016, less than half of the number of affordable homes have been delivered by developers in Croydon than are required under the Mayor of London’s 40 per cent planning policy targets. That’s according to research carried out by Green … Continue reading

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House prices are falling just as Brick by Brick comes to market

A collapse in house prices, even in London and the south-east, could put more pressure on the Town Hall’s creaking finances, thanks to chief exec Jo “We’re Not Stupid” Negrini’s cunning plan of spending public money on building 1,000 homes … Continue reading

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