Tag Archives: Alison Butler

£2.3m in Mayor and council grants for Newman’s backyard

The Mayor of London has announced another significant grant to Croydon – £1,161,426 – this time for a project in South Norwood, which just happens to be in a neighbourhood including the ward represented by council leader Tony Newman and … Continue reading

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Mayor accused of ‘cooking the books’ on affordable homes

BARRATT HOLMES, our house-price-bubble-might-be-about-to-burst correspondent, reports on the suggestion that City Hall might have been massaging the house-building figures A London Assembly report says that the Greater London Authority, under Mayor Sadiq Khan, only just hit its target for the … Continue reading

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MP demands independent investigation into planning decisions

WALTER CRONXITE on the latest move over the favourable treatment provided to the council’s house-builders by the council’s planning committee A Croydon MP has asked the council’s chief executive to confirm that an independent investigation will be held into allegations … Continue reading

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£400m+ scheme at risk after council’s failed property deal

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing reporter, on how bungling by ‘award-winning’ Brick by Brick has put in serious jeopardy half-a-billion-pounds’ worth of new homes, has damaged the Town Hall’s relationship with Croydon College, and leaves a gaping funding hole for Fairfield … Continue reading

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We were whipped over Brick by Brick schemes, councillors say

EXCLUSIVE: Members of Croydon’s planning committee confirm that they were instructed how to vote over the council’s own house-building company’s applications. By STEVEN DOWNES A Croydon MP is to call on the council chief executive to carry out an independent … Continue reading

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Award goes to Brick by Brick, when director was among judges

• Council house-building company formed in 2015 has yet to complete a single new home • Senior council executive was among the judges for awards where Brick by Brick ‘triumphed’ • Council spent public money on advertising last week with … Continue reading

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‘Hostile environment’ charity linked with homes scheme

A council scheme to get vulnerable rough sleepers off the streets and into the warmth and security of somewhere they can call “home” has signed up its first of 10 properties. But none of the homes will be available to … Continue reading

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