Veteran Labour councillor Pat Ryan has criticised his own council's Brick by Brick housing scheme. He says two of the developments in Upper Norwood which Croydon council planning committees approved for the council's own company - at Ravensdale Gardens and Auckland Rise - have left a lot to be desired. "I wasn't at all impressed. … Continue reading LABOUR COUNCILLOR CRITICISES BRICK BY BRICK
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
Homes for Lambeth is a financial disaster waiting to happen. A council which says it has NO money to repair homes on six council estates they want to demolish, NO money to run libraries NOW decides its going to BORROW LOADSAMONEY to lend to a new company it's just set up. It sounds like a … Continue reading OPINION – HOMES FOR LAMBETH: CARILLION Mk II?
PLANNING COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN DEFENDS DECISION ON AUCKLAND RISE SPEAKERS - Steve Reed and Steve O'Connell prohibited from voicing their views on controversial proposals The chairman of Croydon council's planning committee has defended his decision not to allow Steve Reed or GLA member Steve O'Connell the opportunity to speak at the meeting which gave the go-ahead … Continue reading PLANNING COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN DEFENDS DECISION ON AUCKLAND RISE SPEAKERS – Steve Reed and Steve O'Connell prohibited from voicing their views on controversial proposals
AUCKLAND RISE: CONTROVERSIAL PLANS SET TO BE APPROVED DESPITE NUMEROUS REASONS FOR 'NO DEVELOPMENT' Controversial plans to build infill homes on the Auckland Rise estate are set to get the go-ahead at a Croydon council planning committee tomorrow evening (Wednesday). A myriad of objections have been raised to the proposals including: Numerous breaches of national … Continue reading AUCKLAND RISE: CONTROVERSIAL PLANS SET TO BE APPROVED DESPITE NUMEROUS REASONS FOR 'NO DEVELOPMENT'
AUCKLAND RISE: LOCAL GROUPS NOT CONSULTED - OR STEVE REED MP Myriad of criticisms include: "Just because Brick by Brick is the council’s own development company, it should not mean they can be exempt from any official plans and guidance." "If Brick by Brick had really listened and acted upon people’s views, this proposed development … Continue reading AUCKLAND RISE: LOCAL GROUPS NOT CONSULTED – OR STEVE REED MP
AUCKLAND RISE: OFFICERS REPORT TO TOMORROW NIGHT’S PLANNING MEETING Among comments made in a report to tomorrow night’s meeting (6.30 pm, Croydon town hall) are the following: The Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan identifies the estate as not detracting from the conservation area. The estate which this site forms a part of has had … Continue reading AUCKLAND RISE: OFFICERS REPORT TO TOMORROW NIGHT’S PLANNING MEETING
ROGUE BUILDER JAILED FOR FOUR YEARS AFTER CONNING HOMEOWNER OUT OF MORE THAN £120,000 - "Work below standard of limited DIY-er" A rogue builder who lied to, deceived and conned a homeowner out of £121,901 over the course of 18 months has been jailed for four years and three months. The builder's invoice indicated he … Continue reading ROGUE BUILDER JAILED FOR FOUR YEARS AFTER CONNING HOMEOWNER OUT OF MORE THAN £120,000 – "Work below standard of limited DIY-er"
CROYDON COUNCIL'S BRICK BY BRICK PLANS SLAMMED - "NO AFFORDABLE HOUSING INCLUDED" SAY NORWOOD SOCIETY New developments by the Croydon-council owned Brick by Brick have no affordable housing included in them, say the Norwood Society. Philip Goddard, who chairs the Society's planning committee, says: There was no affordable housing at Ravensdale Gardens, Upper Norwood - … Continue reading CROYDON COUNCIL'S BRICK BY BRICK PLANS SLAMMED – "NO AFFORDABLE HOUSING INCLUDED" SAY NORWOOD SOCIETY
EYESORE FLATS SET TO GET GO-AHEAD "An undistinguished block of flats of little architectural merit" is set to get the go-ahead from a Croydon council planning committee tomorrow night (Thursday). The disparaging comment comes from Phillip Goddard, chairman of the Norwood Society's planning sub-committee in a strongly-worded letter of objection to proposals for the flats, … Continue reading EYESORE FLATS SET TO GET GO-AHEAD