Category Archives: Housing

Croydon’s Brick by Brick model is well and truly broken

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The cross-subsidy model used by to justify the council’s building homes for private sale won’t work, writes ANTHONY MILLS, right All of the largest – and even more so, the smallest – housing associations are saying that the … Continue reading

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Butler: We’ll let Brick by Brick build on all under-utilised spaces

Be afraid, be very afraid – there is not a scrap of open space in the borough which the council deputy leader won’t allow Brick by Brick to build on, reports political editor WALTER CRONXITE Alison Butler, the deputy leader … Continue reading

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Ex-Tory minister has no policies, but says he’ll listen if Mayor

There are elections coming up, again, and in Croydon this week was the newest candidate to be London Mayor. RORY KELLY went to hear what Rory Stewart had to offer Rory Stewart, the former Conservative government minister and now an … Continue reading

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Author wants to speak to tenants who used Right-to-Buy

Acclaimed author John Grindrod is seeking help from Croydon residents for his next book. Grindrod was brought up in New Addington in the 1960s and 1970s, and his experiences have been recounted in the well-reviewed book Outskirts. Grindrod’s first book, … Continue reading

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‘Barren’ Barwell is not fit to sit on housing association board

Gavin Barwell, a “not very successful career politician”, should never have been appointed to the board of Clarion, the country’s largest housing association. That’s the view of Rob Gershon, a prominent activist for tenants’ rights, in a devastating critique of … Continue reading

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Scandal of council’s use of ‘irrational’ medical assessments

Our Town Hall reporter, KEN LEE, discovers how the council has been spending tens of thousands of pounds on discredited remote medical assessments to avoid providing housing for the homeless Croydon’s Labour-run council has spent £53,165 in the past four … Continue reading

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Purley residents outrage over planning’s ‘husband and wife act’

Croydon Council’s planning committee has had an application for a development in Purley rushed on to its agenda for tomorrow, its last meeting of 2019, with a scheme submitted from a company whose “development director” is married to a senior … Continue reading

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