Tag Archives: IYLO

A decade on and Croydon’s Island offers stark lessons

It stands to the north of Croydon town centre like a monument to the flaws of the housing market, a broken tooth of a tower block in the middle of a busy south London roundabout. Construction work began a decade … Continue reading

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Island tries to block out memories of seven-year hitch

It has been such a long time since the IYLO BUILDING last penned a column for this site, that they return now after a makeover and with a new name, though the developers probably don’t want you to regard the … Continue reading

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Is Croydon Central MP suffering from an identity crisis?

More than three years after being elected at the general election, despite all his efforts to publicise himself by using public money to hire local Conservative councillors and wannabes to promote his constituency work on social media, and despite the … Continue reading

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Council wants to build high-rise flats on Queen’s Gardens

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Tonight’s council business sees a plan to knock down Taberner House and build on part of Queen’s Gardens as the latest move by our bankrupt council to rake back some cash from its disastrous URV property scheme. ANDREW … Continue reading

Posted in Altitude 25, Andrew Pelling, Cherry Orchard Gardens, Commuting, Council Tax, Croydon Council, Environment, Fairfield, Gavin Barwell, Housing, IYLO, Menta Tower, Planning, Property, Schools, Steve Reed MP, Taberner House, URV, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Yuppies, riots, the half-priced £1.5m flats and Rouse’s Folly

A constant theme in our council’s various “masterplans” is a massive increase in the number of people living in the centre of the borough – mainly in high-rise blocks. In doing this, CR0 CRUSADER asks, whose interests is our council … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe West, Cherry Orchard Gardens, Commuting, Croydon 8/8, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, East Croydon, Environment, Fairfield, Housing, IYLO, Jon Rouse, London-wide issues, Menta Tower, Planning, Property, Ruskin Square, URV | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Young architects highlight real need for human scale

ANDREW PELLING sat in on an ideas session at the architecture exhibition at Fairfield Halls, and was unsurprised by what he heard The London Festival of Architecture programme, which includes an exhibit of “New Croydon” at the Fairfield Halls through … Continue reading

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