Tag Archives: Brick by Brick

Council developer delivering just 8% homes for affordable rent

BARRATT HOLMES unveils startling figures from the council on the failure of its own house-builder to deliver on promises to deliver affordable homes There could be one very strong reason that Paul Scott, the controversial chair of Croydon’s planning committee, … Continue reading

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Dispossession: film club stages debate over housing crisis

For some people, a housing crisis means not getting planning permission for a loft conversion. For others it means, quite simply, losing their home. Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle is a feature documentary which is being shown by Stanley’s … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick reports £1.1m losses in first trading accounts

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, on a set of figures which Jo Negrini would probably prefer you did not know about Brick by Brick, the council-owned housing developer, made a loss of £1.1million in its first full year of trading. … Continue reading

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Croydon Labour bricking it over Corbyn’s housing policies

Housing correspondent BARRATT HOLMES on a game-changer for council homes announced at the Labour Party conference Tony Newman and the leadership of Croydon’s Labour-run council could be on a collision course with their party over their controversial Brick by Brick … Continue reading

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Ted Knight: ‘Council housing schemes favour developers’

Croydon has 4,500 households on the waiting list for council homes More than half of private tenants are dependent on housing benefit because rents have soared Almost 1,000 families were made homeless last year as a result of unaffordable private … Continue reading

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Planning chair Scott to face scrutiny at gentrification screening

Paul Scott, the chair of Croydon Council’s planning committee which is pushing through £250million-worth of publicly financed house-building without a single council home being built, is to face public scrutiny in his own backyard tomorrow night at the Stanley’s Film … Continue reading

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Planners wave away environmental tests on 44-storey prefabs

The planning department at Croydon Council has decided to allow proposals for a 44-storey residential tower block at East Croydon to go into the planning process without undergoing any independent Environmental Impact Assessment. One planning expert contacted by Inside Croydon … Continue reading

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