Tag Archives: BxB

Only 16% of council’s Fairfield flats project will be affordable

Our housing correspondent BARRATT HOLMES on the latest signs of desperation to fix Brick by Brick’s failing finances The planning application being considered by the charade that will pass for a planning committee meeting next Thursday is for a scheme … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick faces ‘disaster’ as it misses sales targets by 83%

For more than two years, Inside Croydon has been carefully tracking the difference between Brick by Brick’s budgeted targets and their actual delivery: what they say, and what they do. Our housing correspondent, BARRATT HOLMES, reports on the multi-million-pound chasm … Continue reading

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Council has no idea how many houses BxB has built or sold

Croydon Council does not know how many homes Brick by Brick has completed or sold. That’s according to an official council response to a Freedom of Information request – delivered, in true council style, much later than is required by … Continue reading

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Council sneaks out details of extension to planning objections

The public has been given an extra week to lodge objections to planning applications in the borough – not that Paul Scott and Croydon Council want anyone to know about it. The council’s propaganda department sneaked out its latest press … Continue reading

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Bogus ‘consultation’ in Upper Norwood has priorities all wrong

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Late notice, poor connections and several interested residents unable to log-in for last night’s developers’ webinar for College Green. JUNO BAKER says Brick by Brick ‘are using this current crisis as a justification to drive through an extremely … Continue reading

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Building societies decide to stop loans to first-time buyers

The mounting desperation sensed around Brick by Brick, the loss-making council-owned house-builder, could yet get even worse, after major mortgage lenders today announced that they would not be providing new loans for prospective house-buyers because of the economic uncertainty caused … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick ignores covid-19 to continue work on four sites

Brick by Brick, the loss-making council-owned house-builder, has announced that it intends to continue work on at least four of its building sites – despite pleas from the government, the Mayor of London and NHS chiefs to halt all non-essential … Continue reading

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New Addington, Purley, George St: protests mount against BxB

The spin is in. Our housing correspondent, BARRATT HOLMES, on how the council is responding to gathering disquiet by spending thousands on a London PR firm They were there again yesterday, despite the stormy February weather. They’ve been turning up … Continue reading

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Butler: We’ll let Brick by Brick build on all under-utilised spaces

Be afraid, be very afraid – there is not a scrap of open space in the borough which the council deputy leader won’t allow Brick by Brick to build on, reports political editor WALTER CRONXITE Alison Butler, the deputy leader … Continue reading

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Residents’ mounting anger as BxB builders cancel meeting

A meeting arranged for tonight by Brick by Brick to discuss a mounting volume of complaints over the mismanagement and poor conduct of one of their sites in the south of the borough has been cancelled, at barely 24 hours’ … Continue reading

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Shock! Council discovers trees on site it gave to Brick by Brick

Brick by Brick, the council’s loss-making in-house house-builder, has suffered yet more setbacks after the council “discovered” that two sites it wanted to concrete over were either too close to high-voltage electricity pylons, or had real live trees growing there. … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick losses mount as they spend £1m on ‘showroom’

The annual report from the council’s loss-making in-house house-builder shows ‘directors costs’ more than tripling in the past year, while spending £1million on rent and renovations to the company’s George Street base Brick by Brick, the bastard brainchild of Croydon … Continue reading

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Council tries to hide BxB’s latest flats for sale scheme

A Town Hall planning meeting this week is seeking to cover-up the council-owned developer’s role, with residents saying that they were misled over the intention to exclude completely any social housing for rent. Our housing correspondent, BARRATT HOLMES, reports Profit-hungry … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick chief admits failing to meet 50% affordable target

Colm Lacey, the head of the council’s house-builders, says that that there will be no council homes built and that he is missing his ‘affordable’ housing targets. BARRATT HOLMES, housing correspondent, reports Colm Lacey, the former council employee who has … Continue reading

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Negrini’s gone silent over secret subsidies to Brick by Brick

Questions have been asked in the House  of Commons about the legality of Croydon Council’s land sales to Brick by Brick, and the answers make for uncomfortable reading for the Town Hall leadership, as KEN LEE reports Croydon Council may … Continue reading

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