Tag Archives: Ashburton

Ashburton tenants’ champion Michael Hewlett has died

Michael Hewlett, for three decades a campaigner for better conditions for tenants living in Longheath Gardens in Ashburton and across the whole borough, has died. Hewlett was 81, and he died on February 10 following a short illness, with his … Continue reading

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Developers threaten public inquiry over Long Lane housing

Croydon Council could be hauled before a public inquiry to explain its planning department’s decision to refuse permission to the Hyde Group to build 129 homes on the site of the World of Golf driving range on Long Lane. Council … Continue reading

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New delay in council boundary review is bad news for Tories

WALTER CRONXITE reports on how the slow process of drawing up the political map of the borough is causing anxiety among Croydon’s blue-rinse set Maybe they thought that, after the Christmas and New Year break, no one would be paying … Continue reading

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Croydon’s Nimby housing minister’s targets just got tougher

Tory MP Gavin Barwell has been caught out again, saying one thing to his constituents while doing the exact opposite when it comes to furthering his politcal career, as WALTER CRONXITE reports Gavin Barwell, the Croydon Central MP who has … Continue reading

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Barwell fails to rule out blocking house building in Croydon

Gavin Barwell, the Croydon Central Tory MP who was recently appointed as Minister for Housing and Planning in Theresa May’s government, has failed to rule out blocking the building of new homes as proposed under the Local Plan in his … Continue reading

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Developer offers new homes in Addiscombe on 5% deposit

House builders at Penhurst Square, off Addiscombe’s Grant Road, have decided to offer their new homes on a 5 per cent deposit, as they try to push through the sales using public subsidies of up to £3,000 through a government … Continue reading

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Barwell blanks Shirley meeting to oppose house building

Has Croydon Central’s Tory MP Gavin Barwell given up on Shirley already? Shirley ward is ear-marked to be shunted out of the Croydon parliamentary constituency and annexed to Beckenham for Westminster election purposes under proposals released earlier this week by … Continue reading

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