Tag Archives: London Borough of Croydon

31 schools apply to have car-free zones on nearby roads

Proposals to introduce up to eight more School Streets across Croydon have been widely supported, with 31 of the borough’s schools having applied to have car-free zones on the roads near them during the rush hour. Ten schools at eight … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Education, Environment, Fairchildes Primary, Norbury Manor, Parking, Regina Coeli, Schools, Stuart King | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Brick by Brick gets 100%: 38 housing projects are all delayed

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, reports on how late  completion of developments by the council’s house-builders is storing up a multi-million-pound problem Brick by Brick, Croydon Council’s house-building company, could be struggling to make its sums work as delays and … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Colm Lacey, Croydon Council, Housing, Jo Negrini, Martyn Evans, Planning, Shifa Mustafa | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Council’s secret deal on Queen’s Hotel sways inspector’s ruling

Our Crystal Palace correspondent, JOE PAXTON, on a predictable, if disappointing, outcome to a three-year planning battle Having twice won the arguments at the council’s planning committees, residents, councillors and even the local MP were today trumped by the developer-friendly … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood, Pat Ryan, Paul Scott, Pete Smith, Planning, Stephen Mann, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Massive discounts on land sales raise more questions on BxB

EXCLUSIVE: With six parcels of public land, including open spaces, sold for just £1 each, the council has handed its in-house house-builder a secret subsidy worth millions of pounds, in a series of spiv-like deals which potentially could be against … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Business, Coulsdon, Croydon Council, Housing, Jo Negrini, Paul Scott, Planning, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Planning inspector expected to rule on Queen’s Hotel this week

A decision on the expansion plans for the Queen’s Hotel at Crystal Palace is expected this week. Croydon Council’s planning committee has twice refused planning permission for the owners Euro Hotels’ £10million expansion scheme, which prompted the appeal to the … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood, Pat Ryan, Paul Scott, Planning, Stephen Mann, Steve Reed MP, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Council couldn’t care less: Ombudsman upholds 7 complaints

Croydon Council had seven public complaints upheld against it by the Local Government Ombudsman in the first three months of 2019, research conducted for Inside Croydon can reveal. The rulings resulted in several apologies from the council, and hundreds of … Continue reading

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£300,000 new book fund just a start to revive public libraries

Our bookish gyms correspondent, GENE BRODIE, on how an announcement of a 9% increase on not very much leaves a long way to go to stock the borough’s library shelves The council’s somewhat dubious practice of telling only half of … Continue reading

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