Tag Archives: Alison Butler

DWP owes council more than £1m for housing, says Butler

Alison Butler, the council deputy leader who failed to declare that her son worked for an agency that was hired by the borough, has today entered the row over the chaos that is Universal Credit, calling on the Chancellor of … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick’s first new homes won’t be occupied until 2019

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, on how the borough’s ‘award-winning’ house building company has taken nearly four years to build its first house The first homes built by Brick by Brick, Croydon Council’s loss-making house builders, won’t be available to … Continue reading

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Croydon is first council to call for end of ‘no-fault’ evictions

Our housing correspondent, BARRATT HOLMES, on how Croydon’s Labour-run council has led the way over ‘no-fault’ and revenge evictions by private landlords One of the more interesting proposals passed at Monday night’s full council meeting – the first staged in … Continue reading

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Renovations in Purley and Coulsdon deliver five new homes

Unwittingly, perhaps, but the brains trust in charge of the council’s housing policy – led by Alison “Nothing To Declare” Butler – have gone out and demonstrated quite how inadequate their over-development policy with house-builder Brick by Brick has become. … Continue reading

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Labour councillor alleges planning bias for Brick by Brick

Our housing correspondent, BARRATT HOLMES, on how a Town Hall veteran has broken ranks over some of the council’s inappropriate over-development It is no longer just disgruntled residents, unhappy over the way the council and their slow-motion house-builders, Brick by … Continue reading

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House prices are falling just as Brick by Brick comes to market

A collapse in house prices, even in London and the south-east, could put more pressure on the Town Hall’s creaking finances, thanks to chief exec Jo “We’re Not Stupid” Negrini’s cunning plan of spending public money on building 1,000 homes … Continue reading

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MP Philp: Brick by Brick places council on a financial tightrope

CROYDON COMMENTARY: With the housing market suffering a dip, rising borrowing rates and uncertainty over Brexit, there’s growing concerns over the council’s slow-progressing house-building company. Croydon South MP CHRIS PHILP, left, outlines what he sees as the risks for the … Continue reading

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