OPINION: WHICH COUNCIL-OWNED COMPANY WANTS TO BUILD ON CHALKLAND WHICH IS CURRENTLY HOME TO BATS, BADGERS, DEER AND THE RARE JERSEY TIGER MOTH? Unfortunately, planning permission is 100 per cent guaranteed. Because the answer is Croydon – and this is a Brick by Brick application…..

FIRSTLY, THE NEWS: The following appeal to sign a petition opposing plans to build on chalkland in the borough of Croydon has appeared on Crystal Palace Local Facebook: Omar AS shared a link. 14 February at 16:29 Hello all! Please could you give a look at this petition to save a rare type of green … Continue reading OPINION: WHICH COUNCIL-OWNED COMPANY WANTS TO BUILD ON CHALKLAND WHICH IS CURRENTLY HOME TO BATS, BADGERS, DEER AND THE RARE JERSEY TIGER MOTH? Unfortunately, planning permission is 100 per cent guaranteed. Because the answer is Croydon – and this is a Brick by Brick application…..

AUCKLAND RISE: QUINN LONDON’S RESPONSE “We are using our best endeavours to complete the works as soon as we safely can”

In the wake of our stories COUNCILLORS SLAM TREATMENT OF ESTATE RESIDENTS – Auckland Rise works are 40 weeks late (published January 21st) and AUCKLAND RISE: BRICK BY BRICK RESPONSE – Meeting with residents tomorrow afternoon (also published January 21st) Quinn London, who were sent a request for a comment on January 19th, have this morning … Continue reading AUCKLAND RISE: QUINN LONDON’S RESPONSE “We are using our best endeavours to complete the works as soon as we safely can”

COUNCILLORS SLAM TREATMENT OF ESTATE RESIDENTS – Auckland Rise works are 40 weeks late

Croydon's three Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood ward councillors have slammed the treatment of people living on the Auckland Rise estate which sits between Church Road and Auckland Road while unwanted development work takes place. In an open e-mail to the managing director of Quinn London Ltd which is developing the site for Labour-controlled Croydon … Continue reading COUNCILLORS SLAM TREATMENT OF ESTATE RESIDENTS – Auckland Rise works are 40 weeks late

BRICK BY BRICK FIASCO Would-be home buyers with Croydon’s own building company can’t get mortgages – because it’s not registered with…..

Would-be home buyers with Croydon's own building company Brick by Brick can't get mortgages - because it's not registered as a shared ownership provider.  The Inside Croydon website - which has uncovered the fiasco - reports that: "Dozens of prospective buyers have had to be put-off or disappointed after it was discovered that banks and … Continue reading BRICK BY BRICK FIASCO Would-be home buyers with Croydon’s own building company can’t get mortgages – because it’s not registered with…..

BRICK BY BRICK FIASCO: COMPANY’S STATEMENT: And from Croydon council, a deafening silence….

BRICK BY BRICK STATEMENT: Brick By Brick was established to create well designed homes that are affordable for the people of Croydon. We develop high quality homes on small sites or underused public land, with the proceeds from sales returned to the council to be reinvested in the community. We currently have a pipeline of over … Continue reading BRICK BY BRICK FIASCO: COMPANY’S STATEMENT: And from Croydon council, a deafening silence….

….AS CROYDON WIN NATIONAL HOUSING AWARD (but it’s not the sort ANY council would want!)

Croydon council have won a national housing award  - but it's not the sort ANY council would ever want to win. It's been given to Croydon by Private Eye magazine as one of their Rotten Boroughs 2019 awards.* The citation reads: HOUSING CHAMPIONS Labour Croydon council sold 24 pieces of building land at “mates rates” … Continue reading ….AS CROYDON WIN NATIONAL HOUSING AWARD (but it’s not the sort ANY council would want!)

BRICK BY BRICK? NO THANKS – MORE LIKE ‘ENOUGH IS ENOUGH’

Here's news of the latest monstrosity that the 100-per-cent Croydon council-owned Brick by Brick are planning to inflict on the Crystal Palace community: a 13-storey tower block which the developers want to put next to Westow park, which stands between Church Road and Bedwardine Road, alongside the two existing 11-storey blocks. It's chances of getting … Continue reading BRICK BY BRICK? NO THANKS – MORE LIKE ‘ENOUGH IS ENOUGH’

“We need to get together and stop these projects taking place – Brick by Brick are defacing the area”: Social media outrage over MASSIVE 13-storey block planned for College Green

COMMENTS ON SOCIAL MEDIA ON THE 13-STOREY TOWER BLOCK AND OTHER DEVELOPMENTS PLANNED FOR COLLEGE GREEN INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: We need to get together and stop these projects taking place. BbB is defacing the area. They can't even build in the original style and they are not respecting the affordable or the 50 per cent … Continue reading “We need to get together and stop these projects taking place – Brick by Brick are defacing the area”: Social media outrage over MASSIVE 13-storey block planned for College Green

….AND IN CRYSTAL TERRACE: “This ‘company’ is rapacious – every spare square inch of Upper Norwood is in their sights. And because it is a company owned by the council there is no point complaining…”

Brick by Brick want to build five homes on land currently occupied by garages at the rear of homes on Crystal Terrace, which exits in Hermitage Road at one end and into Oxford Road at the other. _____________________________________________________________________________________ Stephen James Mann (Croydon Cllr Lab, Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood ward - Ed.) 12 November at … Continue reading ….AND IN CRYSTAL TERRACE: “This ‘company’ is rapacious – every spare square inch of Upper Norwood is in their sights. And because it is a company owned by the council there is no point complaining…”

“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