Category Archives: Property

Planning chair Scott uses election to gag objections from MP

Brick by Brick is concreting over the borough, block by block, and one senior councillor is not going to let anyone get in the way of the council’s housing company. But as BARRATT HOLMES reports, the council’s affordable homes target … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Community associations, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Housing, Paul Scott, Planning, Property, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

East Croydon road closures planned for bank holiday weekend

If you were planning to go somewhere in Croydon by car next weekend, the Whitsun bank holiday, or the following half-term week, then you might have to plan your route very carefully. Cherry Orchard Road and Addiscombe Grove (northbound) are … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe, Croydon Council, East Croydon, Menta Tower, Parking, Property, Waddon | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

What’s the point of planning committee with Scott in charge?

CROYDON COMMENTARY: A senior councillor’s arrogant dismissal of residents who have sought to protect and defend their neighbourhoods from crass over-development is among the most-read articles on the site this week. Here, Purley resident TOM MOORHOUSE responds and provides some … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Community associations, Croydon Council, Housing, Jo Negrini, Paul Scott, Planning, Property, Purley | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Shock as Labour manifesto backs BML2 rail scheme

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, reports on an election commitment which could scare off voters in London’s most marginal seat When it was officially launched this morning the Labour Party election manifesto, much trailed through leaks last week, when formally … Continue reading

Posted in 2017 General Election, Addiscombe, BML2, Croydon Central, Croydon South, East Croydon, Gavin Barwell MP, Property, Purley, Sarah Jones, Selsdon & Ballards, Tramlink, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Brick by Brick is failing to deliver on affordable homes pledge

BARRATT HOLMES on the overdevelopment of planning meetings – five more to come in the next few weeks  – and how Thursday’s committee approved three schemes from a council-owned developer without any affordable housing whatsoever Croydon’s chief executive, Jo Negrini, … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Andrew Pelling, Brick by Brick, Croydon Council, Housing, Jo Negrini, Joy Prince, Kathy Bee, Paul Scott, Planning, Property, South Norwood, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Minister calls in plans for 17-storey tower block in Purley

Our housing reporter, BARRATT HOLMES, on a piece of party political tit-for-tat which could stall the development of 200 homes by a year If there is a housing crisis, it clearly can’t be affecting Purley much, after the Tory government’s … Continue reading

Posted in Chris Philp MP, Church and religions, Croydon South, Housing, Parking, Planning, Property, Purley | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Council to name new operator for Fairfield Halls next week

Croydon Council has awarded a contract worth as much as £180million for an operator to run the Fairfield Halls arts complex for up to 15 years, but cannot name the successful bidder until next Friday in case of any legal … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Ashcroft Theatre, Brick by Brick, Croydon Council, Environment, Fairfield Halls, Property, Theatre, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments