Croydon Development, Economy & Housing News at 23 November

Scrutiny fails to adequately query Croydon’s developer ambitions

Young people  question Councillors and Officers about housing

Video can be seen at

Council’s Housing Balance Sheet

Discussion by Sean Creighton at

Private Rents escalate upwards

Lettings Agents

If you are interested in knowing more about the Borough’s letting agents you can find a lot of information about them on the web, especially if they are registered as limited companies. As an example you can see some details about 13 Birdhurst Road South Croydon Management Co. Ltd at

London Living Wage Debate

Croydon Citizen has run two articles on the London Living Wage. The first by Labour Councillor and LLW campaigner Jamie Audsley prompted Gavin Barwell, Tory Central Croydon MP, to reply. Despite the wide range of people who attended the Croydon Citizens event on 2 November about the LWW no one who was present has yet posted a comment on Barwell’s piece.

Inside Croydon warns about Westfield/Hammerson ‘policing plan’ 

Sutton seeks £5,400 for legal costs from Shasha Khan over Incinerator action

Charlotte Davies writes:

‘Shasha Khan has had a final demand for the costs for the incinerator campaign for £5,400. He has been incredibly brave and accepted personal responsibility for challenging the building of an incinerator on the Sutton Croydon borders, on green belt, in a wildlife reserve, close to some of the densest population in Europe.

None of us want all the waste for South London being incinerated in our area; it is going to impact on air quality and traffic congestion.

Shasha stood up, and led on the legal challenge. That is a really frightening thing to do. He had to take personal legal responsibility. He did it for all of us. He tried his best, but has lost and now faces a final bill of £5,400 please chip in what you can he only has a matter of days to clear this.’

Payments can be made by cheque to: Mr S Khan, Stop The Incinerator, c/o 97 Priory Road, Croydon, CR0 3QZ

Or by Bank transfers can be made to Mr S I Khan, sort code 089300, account 83302576’

Concerns over council plan for permanent traveller site in South Croydon

There are three sites. They are mentioned in the Local Plan which is also being consulted on. For many this is a difficult issue on the one hand recognising the need for proper pitches, on the other fears about potential problems, and to complicate matters concern about the loss of sites which could have an alternative green use.

About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly, and am a member of the latter's Environment Forum. I am a member of the 5 Norbury Residents Associations Joint Planning Committee, and a Governor of Norbury Manor Primary School. I write for Croydon Citizen at I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and advise the North East People's History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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