Category Archives: Housing

Brick by Brick imposed on community housing projects

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, on another source of funding to build homes, which in Croydon risks being hijacked by the council’s failing house-builder Croydon Council has made what one of the Labour-run council leadership has called “an ambitious pledge” … Continue reading

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Housing scheme involves charity which informed Home Office

The council has announced that it has managed to house six people under a scheme which should provide 10 homeless people with homes by the end of next month, and another 10 over the course of the following 12 months. … Continue reading

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More jobs for the boys, as BxB names £3,000 per hour chair

KEN LEE, our Town Hall reporter, on the latest significant announcement which Brick by Brick kept secret from the majority of the borough’s elected representatives As if to fully demonstrate the complete contempt in which they hold the borough’s elected … Continue reading

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‘Brexit fears’ could hit Brick by Brick’s private homes sales

Housing correspondent BARRATT HOLMES on some market data which could further undermine the council’s financial schemes There’s a good reason why Colm Lacey, the council director who heads up Brick by Brick, did not want to share the company’s analysis … Continue reading

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Official: Croydon won’t build a single council home in 8 years

Council housing company won’t complete first new home until March Of homes to be completed this year, only 29% will be ‘affordable’ Two Tory councillors failed to show up for scrutiny of Brick by Brick Business plan is ‘just guesswork’, … Continue reading

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‘Political pygmies’ to blame for Croydon’s ‘slums of the future’

An influential figure in British architecture has hit out at office-to-flat conversions – of which there have been thousands in Croydon – describing them as “ghastly little fuck-hutches”, and all thanks to policy which is being ruined by “political pygmies”. … Continue reading

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Brokenshire faces court battle over ‘Purley Skyscraper’ ruling

A London-based property developer has launched a legal challenge against the decision announced by a Conservative Government minister to block plans to build 220 flats plus community facilities at Purley Cross. The scheme, which includes a 17-story tower block dubbed … Continue reading

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