MP INTRODUCES BILL ON DEFINITION OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING “In a wider political environment characterised by a lack of trust in politics, our planning system is part of the problem”

Helen Hayes (centre) at Southwark council's 'Fizz Free' launch MP Helen Hayes has introduced a bill in the House of Commons to define affordable  housing in relation to household incomes. The bill, which would also amend the law relating to land valuation and compensation, is set to get its second reading on Friday March 22nd … Continue reading MP INTRODUCES BILL ON DEFINITION OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING “In a wider political environment characterised by a lack of trust in politics, our planning system is part of the problem”

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AFFORDABLE HOUSING: HELEN HAYES SPEECH IN FULL

Planning (Affordable Housing and Land Compensation) Helen Hayes I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to define affordable housing in relation to household incomes; to amend the law relating to land valuation and compensation; and for connected purposes. Our post-war planning system is a framework for managing change in … Continue reading AFFORDABLE HOUSING: HELEN HAYES SPEECH IN FULL

BEDWARDINE ROAD DEVELOPMENT PLANS SUBMITTED – “No policy requirement for Brick by Brick to provide affordable housing”

Three planning applications for sites in Bedwardine Road have been submitted by Brick by Brick (which is 100 per cent owned by Croydon council) to Croydon council for their approval – or otherwise. But NO Brick by Brick application has, so far, ever been rejected by any Croydon council planning committee The revised plans show … Continue reading BEDWARDINE ROAD DEVELOPMENT PLANS SUBMITTED – “No policy requirement for Brick by Brick to provide affordable housing”

OPINION – A BRICK TOO FAR

Brick by Brick's latest plans - this time to build flats where three sets of garages stand on Bedwardine Road which abuts Westow park- are a brick too far. Bedwardine Road sits just off the Triangle where parking is a major problem. The outside car park behind Sainsburys used to be a public car park … Continue reading OPINION – A BRICK TOO FAR

BEDWARDINE ROAD FLATS PLANS: BRICK BY BRICK HOLD SECOND ‘CONSULTATION’ THIS THURSDAY

Croydon council's property arm Brick by Brick are holding a second 'consultation' over their controversial plans to build three blocks of flats on Bedwardine Road this Thursday (6th September) from 4pm to 8pm in Upper Norwood library hub, Westow Hill. One resident told News From Crystal Palace: "The likelihood is the plans will be no … Continue reading BEDWARDINE ROAD FLATS PLANS: BRICK BY BRICK HOLD SECOND ‘CONSULTATION’ THIS THURSDAY

MAYOR OF LONDON'S VIEW ON LEGAL CHALLENGES TO COUNCIL PLANNING DECISIONS – AS BRICK BY BRICK SCHEME AGAIN CRITICISED BY NORWOOD SOCIETY

MAYOR OF LONDON'S VIEW ON LEGAL CHALLENGES TO COUNCIL PLANNING DECISIONS - AS BRICK BY BRICK SCHEME AGAIN CRITICISED BY NORWOOD SOCIETY Any council planning decision which is not made in an independent, reasoned and transparent manner would be open to legal challenge, says Mayor of London Sadiq Khan. His comment came in a reply … Continue reading MAYOR OF LONDON'S VIEW ON LEGAL CHALLENGES TO COUNCIL PLANNING DECISIONS – AS BRICK BY BRICK SCHEME AGAIN CRITICISED BY NORWOOD SOCIETY

NORWOOD SOCIETY TO OBJECT TO AUCKLAND RISE COUNCIL PLANS FOR 'INFILL' HOMES – Residents plan public meeting this Thursday

NORWOOD SOCIETY TO OBJECT TO AUCKLAND RISE COUNCIL PLANS FOR 'INFILL' HOMES - Residents plan public meeting this Thursday*   The Norwood Society are set to object to plans by Croydon council to build 'infill' homes on the Auckland Rise estate.   The estate, which runs from the top of Church Road opposite the school … Continue reading NORWOOD SOCIETY TO OBJECT TO AUCKLAND RISE COUNCIL PLANS FOR 'INFILL' HOMES – Residents plan public meeting this Thursday

“LEASEHOLDERS HUMAN RIGHTS BREACHED” SAYS PLANNING INSPECTOR – decision could impact on ‘Homes for Lambeth’ and Croydon ‘Brick by Brick’ schemes

"LEASEHOLDERS HUMAN RIGHTS BREACHED" SAYS PLANNING INSPECTOR - decision could impact on 'Homes for Lambeth' and Croydon 'Brick by Brick' schemes   Leaseholders living on a south London council estate earmarked for redevelopment have had their human rights breached, says a planning inspector's report.   The decision could severely impact on Lambeth council's highly controversial … Continue reading “LEASEHOLDERS HUMAN RIGHTS BREACHED” SAYS PLANNING INSPECTOR – decision could impact on ‘Homes for Lambeth’ and Croydon ‘Brick by Brick’ schemes