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Croydon Council-owned developer Brick by Brick could be sold off to Manchester-based company

There have been unconfirmed reports that Croydon Council-owned developer Brick by Brick could be sold off to Manchester-based company Urban Splash. But the council would not comment on the claims made by trade magazine Property Week last week. The magazine reported that if the deal goes ahead the company would buy all of Brick by Brick’s existing assets and development pipeline. Croydon – South London News …


Croydon Council failed to act for four years putting the health of tenants at risk

Croydon Council’s failure to act for four years allowed a minor leak to grow into a major problem that put the health and safety of council tenants at risk, an independent investigation has concluded. And systematic problems in the council’s housing service means it has been unable to deliver ‘core housing services’ effectively and could point to poor performance across the department. Croydon – South London News …







Furious residents campaign to stop a developer from demolishing bungalows to build flats

Furious residents are campaigning to stop a developer from demolishing bungalows to build flats on their street after housing chiefs gave the green light despite a restrictive covenant. Croydon Council ignored more than 50 objections to the plans for Hambridge Homes ltd to build a four storey block of nine flats in place of a bungalow, which was demolished, at 19 Downsview Road, Upper Norwood, Croydon.  Croydon – South London News …



American burger chain Wendy’s to open branch in Croydon town centre

An American burger chain is set to open up a branch in Croydon town centre. Wendy’s announced last month it wants to bring the chain back to the UK after 21 years. A planning application submitted to Croydon Council shows that Wendy’s has plans for the former Barclays bank on the corner of George Street and Wellesley Road. Croydon – South London News …