Category Archives: Property

‘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

Posted in Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Business, College Green, Colm Lacey, Croydon Council, Housing, Jo Negrini, London-wide issues, Luke Clancy, Lynne Hale, Mayor of London, Planning, Property, Richard Chatterjee, Tony Newman, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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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Croydon’s ‘slums of the future’ flats making headlines again

Central Croydon has been blighted not only by a seemingly endless wait for Westfield, but also by what has been described as “probably the worst housing policy mistake in the post-war era”, as BARRATT HOLMES reports Croydon was making the … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Croydon Council, Green Dragon House, Housing, Inspired Homes, Paul Scott, Planning, Property | Tagged , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Bad Apple is blighted town centre’s fifth night club to close

Development blight in Croydon town centre has claimed another victim, with the Bad Apple night club set to close its doors for a final time on New Year’s Day. It was late on Boxing Day that the owners of the … Continue reading

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Planning chair prejudices position with speech for developers

The charge that Croydon’s Blairite council leadership is too cosy with property developers and their architect chums has been given even greater weight, after the chair of the borough’s planning committee gave a rousing speech at a launch event for … Continue reading

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Penthouse floor for Purley ‘skyscraper’ was a poor design

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Coulsdon resident LEWIS WHITE, pictured right, gave evidence at the planning inspector’s inquiry held earlier this year. Here is his take on this week’s controversial ruling on the Purley ‘skyscraper’ The decision of the Secretary of State for … Continue reading

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