ESTATE AGENTS FINED MORE THAN £1,800 FOR ILLEGAL WASTE DISPOSAL / BROMLEY RESIDENT FINED MORE THAN £200 FOR FLYTIPPING AT SCHOOL

ESTATE AGENTS FINED MORE THAN £1,800 FOR ILLEGAL WASTE DISPOSAL An estate agents has been fined more that £1,800 for failing to dispose of waste properly. The agents in central Croydon were ordered to pay the fine after office waste from the premises was found outside during an early morning patrol in June 2017. An … Continue reading ESTATE AGENTS FINED MORE THAN £1,800 FOR ILLEGAL WASTE DISPOSAL / BROMLEY RESIDENT FINED MORE THAN £200 FOR FLYTIPPING AT SCHOOL

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NEW ONE-YEAR PROJECT AIMS TO STOP RESIDENTS BEING MADE HOMELESS IN CROYDON

A one-year trial project that helps Croydon residents avoid homelessness through tenancy training and matching them with responsible landlords has been started by Croydon council. For many people with challenges, ranging from debt problems to mental health needs or learning difficulties, falling behind with rent or breaching a tenancy contract is more likely to happen. … Continue reading NEW ONE-YEAR PROJECT AIMS TO STOP RESIDENTS BEING MADE HOMELESS IN CROYDON

QUEENS HOTEL SENSATION –  PLANS THROWN OUT FOR SECOND TIME

Controversial plans for the historic Queen's hotel on Church Road, Crystal Palace were thrown out by a Croydon council planning committee last night (Thursday) for a SECOND time- despite officers recommending them for approval. Opposition to the revised plans came from local residents and traders; Greater London Authority members on both sides of the political … Continue reading QUEENS HOTEL SENSATION –  PLANS THROWN OUT FOR SECOND TIME

QUEENS HOTEL PLANS SET TO GET GO-AHEAD: MARKET RESEARCHERS TARGET TRIANGLE SHOPS AS OTHER TRADERS SIGN PROTEST LETTER

The above letter has been handed to traders in the Croydon part of the Triangle by market researchers to sign and send to Croydon council's planning department in support of plans for the Queen's hotel, Church Road, Crystal Palace which are being considered by a Croydon council planning committee meeting tonight (Thursday)  The officers report … Continue reading QUEENS HOTEL PLANS SET TO GET GO-AHEAD: MARKET RESEARCHERS TARGET TRIANGLE SHOPS AS OTHER TRADERS SIGN PROTEST LETTER

QUEEN’S HOTEL PLANS SET TO GET GO-AHEAD DESPITE PROTESTS “Proposed basement excavation is not viable to construct and could be a ‘stalking horse’ to gain consent for a follow up application” – councillors

Major plans for the historic Queens hotel, Crystal Palace are set to get the go-ahead at a Croydon council planning committee meeting tonight (Thursday). The application by Queens Crystal Palace Euro Hotel (Jersey) Ltd is for: The (slightly revised) plans involve the demolition of existing buildings to the centre and rear of the site and … Continue reading QUEEN’S HOTEL PLANS SET TO GET GO-AHEAD DESPITE PROTESTS “Proposed basement excavation is not viable to construct and could be a ‘stalking horse’ to gain consent for a follow up application” – councillors

QUEENS HOTEL BACKGROUND TO THE NEWS QUEENS HOTEL: TWO  AREAS OF OBJECTION – AND AREAS OF SUPPORT

The officers report to tonight's meeting lists a whole string of areas of objection - and areas of support: AREAS OF OBJECTION Principle of Use  No justification for scale of extension and increase in capacity. Sequential test· should include Croydon town centre. A hotel of this size should be located away from areas where public … Continue reading QUEENS HOTEL BACKGROUND TO THE NEWS QUEENS HOTEL: TWO  AREAS OF OBJECTION – AND AREAS OF SUPPORT

BACKGROUND TO THE NEWS QUEENS HOTEL : THREE – “LARGER IS NOT BETTER”…”SITUATION WILL MAKE ON-STREET CAR PARKING IN AREA WORSE”

The officers report gives the views of statutory consultees - and local councillors - on the proposals: North Croydon Conservation Area Advisory Panel (Consultee) Compared to the previous refused scheme, the reduction in mass is negligible  The immediate area is characterised by domestic scale of development and the· proposed additions would exacerbate the already over-dominant … Continue reading BACKGROUND TO THE NEWS QUEENS HOTEL : THREE – “LARGER IS NOT BETTER”…”SITUATION WILL MAKE ON-STREET CAR PARKING IN AREA WORSE”

IN PARLIAMENT: TENANT FEES BILL / SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF LODGERS / REOFFENDING RATES AMONG YOUNG PRISONERS

Public Bill Committee: Tenant Fees Bill: Examination of Witnesses (7 Jun 2018) Helen Hayes Labour, Dulwich and West Norwood I want to revisit the issue of confidence and how protection can be given to tenants to come forward. When the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee conducted pre-legislative scrutiny of the Bill, we had evidence … Continue reading IN PARLIAMENT: TENANT FEES BILL / SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF LODGERS / REOFFENDING RATES AMONG YOUNG PRISONERS

GOVERNMENT ACTION TO END LETTING FEES

A new government bill to ban letting fees across England is set to save tenants millions of pounds and make the market fairer and more transparent. Published 2 May 2018 From: Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government and The Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP Unexpected letting fees and high deposits can cause a significant … Continue reading GOVERNMENT ACTION TO END LETTING FEES

COST OF DEMOLISHING CENTRAL HILL ESTATE AND REBUILDING IT IS DOUBLE WHAT IT WOULD COST TO REFURBISH – AND BUILD 242 ‘INFILL’ HOMES AT THE SAME TIME Architects group’s shock report

Refurbishing Central Hill estate, Crystal Palace and building 242 infill homes there will cost £77.5 million say Architects for Social Housing. But demolishing the whole estate will cost Lambeth council an estimated £157 million - and that's before a single new home is built. The figures were unveiled at ASH's launch of their new book-length … Continue reading COST OF DEMOLISHING CENTRAL HILL ESTATE AND REBUILDING IT IS DOUBLE WHAT IT WOULD COST TO REFURBISH – AND BUILD 242 ‘INFILL’ HOMES AT THE SAME TIME Architects group’s shock report