Category Archives: Property

Neighbours start legal challenge over Brick by Brick ‘bias’

A group of neighbours in South Norwood have started a crowd-funding appeal to raise money to pay for a legal challenge against Croydon council and planning chair Paul Scott over a Brick by Brick development which will overshadow their homes. … Continue reading

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MP Reed hails victory as Barratts pay £2m Citiscape bill

House-builders Barratts have agreed to pay the £2million bill to replace the unsafe Grenfell-style cladding on the Citiscape development in central Croydon. The move, announced last night, was immediately claimed as some sort of victory by the Tory Government, who … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick’s shared ownership flats are far from affordable

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The council has been accused of hiding behind statements that promise “affordable” housing. NIX GLOVER has done some digging to see just how unaffordable such housing can really be Croydon Council say they are building affordable homes, they … Continue reading

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‘Bitcoin mania’ has hit council planning, and it doesn’t work

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The council’s narrative on its housing policy and Brick by Brick is failing to convince an increasing number of residents. Loyal reader CHARLES CALVIN responds to Cllr Paul Scott’s recent explanation of planning decisions Paul Scott citing a … Continue reading

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Scott’s planning bias could lead to High Court challenge

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, on a startling statement from the council planning committee chair which could be seen to prejudice all decisions on Brick by Brick housing There are mounting concerns among senior figures on Katharine Street, from both … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Community associations, Coulsdon, Croydon Council, Housing, Paul Scott, Planning, Property, South Norwood | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

Brick by Brick scheme is accused of breaking planning rules

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, on the mounting anger and opposition to the council-owned house-builder’s plans, with objections coming even from the local Labour MP Another day, another planning disaster looms from Brick by Brick and Tony Newman’s Labour-lite council. … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Croydon parks, Environment, Housing, Jo Negrini, Paul Scott, Planning, Property, South Norwood, Steve Reed MP, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Croydon uses four agencies to help on trip to South of France

KEN LEE, our foreign travel on someone else’s budget correspondent, reports on the proliferation of consultants who are getting their expense accounts paid for out of Croydon Council Tax at MIPIM’s junket next week Senior officials from Croydon Council and … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Business, Colm Lacey, Croydon Council, Housing, Jo Negrini, Planning, Property, RIF, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments