Tag Archives: Alison Butler

Unions hold vote to reject ‘commercial’ Brick by Brick scheme

Croydon’s trade unionists will tonight vote on a proposal to oppose Brick by Brick’s attempts to build flats on a patch of green space next to Ruskin House, the historic home of the Labour movement in the borough. One of … Continue reading

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Trebles all round, as Croydon’s planning chair wins award

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, reports on a well-deserved award for a Labour councillor Paul Scott, a councillor for Woodside ward, chair of the council’s planning committee, deputy chair of the Stanley People’s Initiative arts charity, and part of the … Continue reading

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Mayor’s ‘affordable’ rents in Westfield will be £1,157 per month

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, reports on the likely rents for the ‘affordable’ flats in the towers to be built over the top of a shopping mall car park It is a rarely mentioned – by everyone except Sadiq Khan … Continue reading

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Labour backs plan to build selective school on Green Belt

KEN LEE reports on a planning application that would lead to Croydon getting its first grammar school since the 1970s A planning application is being considered by the council to develop a site in Croydon’s Green Belt, concrete over some … Continue reading

Posted in Alisa Flemming, Alison Butler, Chris Philp MP, Coombe Wood School, Croham, Croydon Council, Croydon South, Education, Paul Scott, Planning, Schools, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Council planning chief’s ‘new way of working’ for Brick by Brick

Having managed to piss off people from Upper Norwood to Purley, from Shirley to Coulsdon, Brick by Brick, the council’s wholly owned and wholly opaque home-building company, and the Town Hall planning department are undertaking a pre-Christmas charm offensive. For … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick begins its privatisation of public open space

Oh, how we laughed – not – when someone in the offices of the council’s unaccountable property speculators, Brick by Brick, decided to tweet a joke yesterday. “This week we have been mainly painting hoardings…”, they said, apparently channeling The … Continue reading

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Landlord licensing scheme made one prosecution in a year

BARRATT HOLMES on some surprising statistics regarding the borough’s private landlords The Labour-run council’s controversial landlord licensing scheme, which has collected an estimated £6million from the borough’s private landlords, has made just a single prosecution in the past 12 months. … Continue reading

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