Tag Archives: Brick by Brick

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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Negrini blocks Town Hall question on her jaunt to MIPIM

Jo Negrini’s sensitivities over questions about her jaunt to the South of France last month, where she attended the champagne-soaked MIPIM conference with international property developers, has seen the council’s unaccountable CEO not only refuse to answer letters from residents, … Continue reading

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Newman approved council’s £17,000 trip to Cannes ‘junket’

WALTER CRONXITE reports on how Croydon’s unaccountable chief executive refuses to answer enquiries from Council Tax-payers, while the council leader ignores uncomfortable questions from voters The trip to the South of France last month to a property speculators’ conference taken … Continue reading

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Lacey’s wooden plans only build-in problems for the future

CROYDON COMMENTARY: A council-owned house-builder which has yet to build a single house is already talking about diversifying into other areas of the construction trade. It makes CHARLES CALVIN feel very nervous I get increasingly nervous about Brick by Brick … Continue reading

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‘Award-winning’ Brick by Brick looking even more wooden

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, on the latest pronouncement from Brick by Brick Not content with being a multi-award-winning housing development company which has yet to build a single house (© Alison Butler), Brick by Brick now wants to diversify … 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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‘Bitcoin mania’ has hit council planning, and it doesn’t work

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The council’s narrative on its housing policy and Brick by Brick is failing to convince an increasing number of residents. Loyal reader CHARLES CALVIN responds to Cllr Paul Scott’s recent explanation of planning decisions Paul Scott citing a … Continue reading

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