Tag Archives: Alison Butler

Neighbours start legal challenge over Brick by Brick ‘bias’

A group of neighbours in South Norwood have started a crowd-funding appeal to raise money to pay for a legal challenge against Croydon council and planning chair Paul Scott over a Brick by Brick development which will overshadow their homes. … Continue reading

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Pollard’s manifesto makes election a question of honesty

ELECTION COUNTDOWN: Four years ago, the Conservatives in Croydon demonstrated their contempt for the electorate by not even bothering with a manifesto. This time round, as political editor WALTER CRONXITE reports, what they have produced is simply not very credible … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick’s shared ownership flats are far from affordable

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The council has been accused of hiding behind statements that promise “affordable” housing. NIX GLOVER has done some digging to see just how unaffordable such housing can really be Croydon Council say they are building affordable homes, they … Continue reading

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Council contempt for public in Orwellian Town Hall meeting

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE watched the latest travesty of a council meeting, so you wouldn’t have to Will they never learn? Monday night saw the Town Hall chamber holding the last full meeting of the council before the local elections … Continue reading

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Scott skulks into the chamber late and avoids protestors

Paul Scott, the controversial chair of Croydon’s planning committee, ducked out of attending the start of last night’s full council meeting, when a demonstration was staged outside the Town Hall against the Brick by Brick overdevelopments across the borough, which … Continue reading

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Scott’s planning bias could lead to High Court challenge

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, on a startling statement from the council planning committee chair which could be seen to prejudice all decisions on Brick by Brick housing There are mounting concerns among senior figures on Katharine Street, from both … Continue reading

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Council secretly triples Brick by Brick house-building target

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, on a quiet announcement by Croydon’s deputy leader of the local authority’s move into the private property market with 3,000 homes Brick by Brick, Croydon Council’s controversial housing developer, is to triple the number of … Continue reading

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