“WE NEED TO MOVE AWAY FROM OUR LOVE AFFAIR WITH CARS” SAYS COUNCILLOR AS BEDWARDINE ROAD PLANS GET GO-AHEAD – Move to defer application because of lack of parking fails as yet another Brick by Brick application is approved

Plans to demolish three sets of garages on Bedwardine Road and replace them with housing have been given the go-ahead by a Croydon planning committee. A move by Conservative opposition councillors to defer the application, partly because of the lack of on-site parking, failed after committee vice chairman Cllr Paul Scott (Lab, Woodside) said the … Continue reading “WE NEED TO MOVE AWAY FROM OUR LOVE AFFAIR WITH CARS” SAYS COUNCILLOR AS BEDWARDINE ROAD PLANS GET GO-AHEAD – Move to defer application because of lack of parking fails as yet another Brick by Brick application is approved

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‘NEANDERTHAL’ HOUSING PLANS GET GO-AHEAD Yet another Brick by Brick application approved

Croydon Labour councillors have kept up their 100 per cent record by approving yet another Brick by Brick application - despite objections from residents. They have given the go-ahead to plans to demolish three sets of garages on Bedwardine Road which back onto Westow park and replace them with housing. Cath Day, on behalf of … Continue reading ‘NEANDERTHAL’ HOUSING PLANS GET GO-AHEAD Yet another Brick by Brick application approved

OPINION: “CROYDON LABOUR HAVE FORM ON IGNORING REGULATIONS ON DAYLIGHT AND SUNLIGHT WHEN IT COMES TO BRICK BY BRICK. AND THEY WILL IGNORE THEM AGAIN. BUT NOW, SO CAN DEVELOPERS….”

Croydon Labour's obsession / love affair with their 100 per cent council-owned company Brick by Brick continues to cause concern. At the planning committee meeting which approved plans to demolish three sets of garages in Bedwardine Road and build housing on them Mrs Cath Day, on behalf of objecting residents, said that some of the … Continue reading OPINION: “CROYDON LABOUR HAVE FORM ON IGNORING REGULATIONS ON DAYLIGHT AND SUNLIGHT WHEN IT COMES TO BRICK BY BRICK. AND THEY WILL IGNORE THEM AGAIN. BUT NOW, SO CAN DEVELOPERS….”

BEDWARDINE ROAD HOUSING PLANS SET TO GET GO-AHEAD (even though ward councillors are unable to be there to object)

Controversial plans to build three blocks of flats in Bedwardine Road are set to be discussed by a Croydon council planning committee on Thursday - even though the area's three ward councillors are unable to attend and give their views on the application.    A report to the committee says all units are proposed for private … Continue reading BEDWARDINE ROAD HOUSING PLANS SET TO GET GO-AHEAD (even though ward councillors are unable to be there to object)

EIGHT NEW BRICK BY BRICK SITES IN UPPER NORWOOD INCLUDING CARBERRY ROAD CAR PARK – Garages near College Green also ‘selected’

Eight new sites in Crystal Palace  to build more 'Brick by Brick' homes have been selected by Croydon council - including the car park used by residents in Carberry Road off Westow Street. Croydon council's cabinet gave the go ahead to selling 60 sites at their meeting last night (Monday). The sites in Crystal Palace … Continue reading EIGHT NEW BRICK BY BRICK SITES IN UPPER NORWOOD INCLUDING CARBERRY ROAD CAR PARK – Garages near College Green also ‘selected’

BIDDING OPENS FOR CROYDON’S FIRST COMMUNITY-LED HOMES -THE LAWNS IN UPPER NORWOOD CHOSEN FOR INITIAL PROJECT

Croydon community groups can now put forward bids to build their own affordable homes on a council-owned plot of land. In January the council approved a project where local groups can design and develop their own community-led homes on borough land. Bidders will also receive design and development support from Brick by Brick, the council-created … Continue reading BIDDING OPENS FOR CROYDON’S FIRST COMMUNITY-LED HOMES -THE LAWNS IN UPPER NORWOOD CHOSEN FOR INITIAL PROJECT

CROYDON COUNCIL SELLING OFF PARCELS OF LAND FOR JUST ONE POUND EACH – TO ITS OWN COMPANY (and it’s all, apparently, perfectly legal…..)

Croydon council have been selling off parcels of land in the borough to the development company they own - Brick by Brick - for just ONE POUND each. The sites sold for one pound include land west of 83, 85 and 113 Hermitage Road, Upper Norwood. Garages south of Eagle Hill were sold for £210 … Continue reading CROYDON COUNCIL SELLING OFF PARCELS OF LAND FOR JUST ONE POUND EACH – TO ITS OWN COMPANY (and it’s all, apparently, perfectly legal…..)

BACKGROUND TO THE NEWS: BRICK BY BRICK – THE COMPANY SPIN…AND THE COMPANY BLURB

BRICK BY BRICK: THE COMPANY SPIN We’re trying something new. We want to provide properly designed, affordable homes for local people. We want to add value to existing neighbourhoods, and deliver a return to our main shareholder, Croydon council. Brick by Brick is a property developer that believes in doing things differently. We’re building properly … Continue reading BACKGROUND TO THE NEWS: BRICK BY BRICK – THE COMPANY SPIN…AND THE COMPANY BLURB

COUNCIL WELCOMES FIRST 100 PER CENT AFFORDABLE BRICK BY BRICK DEVELOPMENT

Croydon council have welcomed the first batch of affordable homes now available to borough residents through developer Brick by Brick. In a press release the council say work is being finalised on turning the site of a derelict former care home off Chipstead Avenue in Thornton Heath into Flora Court, a scheme consisting of 24 … Continue reading COUNCIL WELCOMES FIRST 100 PER CENT AFFORDABLE BRICK BY BRICK DEVELOPMENT

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”