Tag Archives: Paul Scott

Planning chair prejudices position with speech for developers

The charge that Croydon’s Blairite council leadership is too cosy with property developers and their architect chums has been given even greater weight, after the chair of the borough’s planning committee gave a rousing speech at a launch event for … Continue reading

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Scott gives support for building one-bed shacks in car parks

Paul Scott now wants to see hundreds of cheap, one-bed shacks built in Croydon’s car parks. That’s the latest architect-led idea to be endorsed by Scott, who was speaking at a conference held in the town centre this week. Scott … Continue reading

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Hundreds march through South Norwood to support Grenfell

More than 300 people, plus TV crews and newspaper reporters, turned out in South Norwood last night to show solidarity with Grenfell and reject racism. But who was the only one to talk to the reporter from The Sun? KEN … Continue reading

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Scott in shock resignation as chair of planning committee

Local democracy reporter KEN LEE reports on the latest bizarre conduct in the Town Hall chamber In what must be one of the least transparent pieces of council business conducted even under this Town Hall administration, Paul Scott, the all-powerful … Continue reading

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Three Croydon high streets among ‘unhealthiest’ in London

Another day, another survey that demonstrates that Croydon is slowly deteriorating into decay, poverty and neglect. The Royal Society of Public Health published a list of “Unhealthiest Streets” this week, and Croydon was the only borough that had three entries … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick’s first new homes won’t be occupied until 2019

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, on how the borough’s ‘award-winning’ house building company has taken nearly four years to build its first house The first homes built by Brick by Brick, Croydon Council’s loss-making house builders, won’t be available to … Continue reading

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Small business given Dobson’s choice by planning committee

Another long-established small business in Croydon is being forced to close, after its landlord decided the retail property was more valuable to them if converted to flats. Dobson’s Upholstery is a family firm based in South Norwood since it was … Continue reading

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