Category Archives: Paul Scott

Experts express doubts over £1.1m spent on Surrey Street

The council’s own set of architecture and design experts have suggested that much of the Town Hall’s £1.1million spend on the gentrification of Surrey Street Market may have not been the best use of public money, Inside Croydon has learned. … Continue reading

Posted in Angela Brady, Art, Business, Croydon Council, Mark Watson, Paul Scott, Place Review Panel, Planning, Surrey Street | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Barwell’s bogus ‘Dear Neighbour’ letters use an old Cons trick

KEN LEE, our politics reporter, has found that the Tory campaign in Croydon Central has been less than truthful, again In the final days of the election campaign, and gaffe-prone Gavin Barwell has resorted to a tried and trusted tactic … Continue reading

Posted in 2017 General Election, Croydon Central, Gareth Streeter, Gavin Barwell, Paul Scott, Sarah Jones MP | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Tenants told to quit weeks before planning permission granted

BARRATT HOLMES reports on the latest tacky little twist from Croydon’s Labour-run council in its drive to build more than 500 homes for profit, regardless of the consequences for existing residents Further proof, if any further proof was necessary, that … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Croydon Council, Environment, Fairfield, Housing, Paul Scott, Planning | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Scott’s account doesn’t tally with video record of meeting

CROYDON COMMENTARY: At Paul Scott’s planning meetings, the public, even MPs, are sometimes denied an opportunity to put their case, while the committee chairman is observed acting as an advocate for his architect colleagues. Inside Croydon recently published Councillor Scott’s … Continue reading

Posted in Community associations, Environment, Housing, Paul Scott, Planning, Property, Purley | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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

Complaint filed to Ombudsman over Scott’s planning conduct

The latest round of Brick by Brick planning applications will be considered at a meeting to be chaired by a councillor who is under investigation by the Ombudsman. BARRATT HOLMES reports Paul Scott, the controversial chair of the council’s planning … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Chris Philp MP, Croydon Council, Croydon South, Jo Negrini, Paul Scott, Planning, Tony Newman, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Scott offers account of controversial Purley planning meeting

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Last week, the so-called chair of the council’s so-called planning committee responded to complaints about overdevelopment from the people he is supposed to represent by accusing them of Nimbyism and claiming that his committee is unable to do … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Chris Philp MP, Housing, Paul Scott, Planning, Purley | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments