Category Archives: Paul Scott

Newman’s Pravda over-promises as his council under-delivers

Even in the middle of the greatest crisis the borough has faced since World War II, there’s nothing stopping the council for gerrymandering on behalf of the beleaguered leader, Tony Newman. The latest edition of Your Croydon, the council’s Pravda, … Continue reading

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Newman and Negrini use covid-19 for Town Hall power grab

By applying ’emergency measures’ during the pandemic crisis, the council leader has taken on the role of an unelected mayor, as KEN LEE reports Croydon’s elected councillors were told by email on Tuesday night that they will have little or … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Croydon Council, Guy van Dichele, Jacqueline Harris-Baker, Jo Negrini, Paul Scott, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

‘Business as usual’ at Town Hall as four councillors self-isolate

KEN LEE reports – from a safe distance – on the mixed messages put out by Newman and Negrini over the covid-19 pandemic At least four of Croydon’s elected councillors have quarantined themselves after displaying symptoms or being in contact … Continue reading

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Estate agents’ report highlights the crisis in Croydon housing

BARRATT HOLMES, our overdevelopment correspondent, on  a report from housing experts which shows how the council has been ignoring its own planning policies, to the detriment of neighbourhoods around the borough As the borough’s residents’ associations go to battle with … Continue reading

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Labour MP questions conflicts over Brick by Brick planning

Our overdevelopment correspondent BARRATT HOLMES on how the council’s loss-making home-builders are receiving criticism from an unlikely source Steve Reed, the Labour MP for Croydon North, has joined the growing number of voices critical of the council-owned, loss-making developer Brick … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood, Paul Scott, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

How Croydon’s planners have been giving a lift to developers

Planning policy requires that, apart from in ‘exceptional circumstances’, all new housing should have ‘step-free’ access. STEVE WHITESIDE has been looking at whether the council is always meeting those requirements when it grants planning permission to blocks of flats Croydon’s … Continue reading

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‘Pupil Power’ forces Brick by Brick to cave in over flats

Brick by Brick has caved in to “Pupil Power”, abandoning plans to build a block of flats in New Addington on an open space close to the Green Belt, after hundreds of primary-aged children wrote to the Town Hall pleading … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Environment, Fairchildes Primary, New Addington, New Addington North, Paul Scott, Planning, Schools | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments