Affordable Housing


There’s space for micro-apartments in Croydon’s housing market

Posted on May 31st, by Martin Skinner in Economics & Business. 2 comments

Can smaller apartments be acceptable living spaces? A local developer explains why he thinks that they can work for couples and singles

I recently read an article in the Croydon Citizen titled ’Do Croydon’s children and young people have enough space at home?‘, which suggests that small homes should be rejected because of the impact that they have on family life. I disagree, and I’ll explain why.

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Croydon housing crisis? What crisis?

Posted on May 11th, by Ian Marvin in Politics & Society. 10 comments

Risks and opportunities as policymakers consider putting a roof over our heads

On Thursday 13th April, I went to Croydon Conference Centre in Surrey Street to attend a discussion titled ‘How do we solve Croydon’s housing crisis?’, which was billed as organised by Croydon Debate Club and featured Gavin Barwell, MP for Croydon Central and minister for housing and London. Although this seemed at first glance to … Read More »



Don’t take your eyes off the plans for Westfield now that Boxpark is here

Posted on December 1st, by Sean Creighton in Economics & Business. No Comments

The council must make sure that watertight commitments are agreed with the Croydon Partnership prior to ground being broken

The Planning Committee will have a difficult task when it comes to considering the report on the revised application by Hammerson/Westfield’s Croydon Limited Partnership (CLP). The rules governing the role of people who have submitted comments will severely curtail their being able to address the committee … Read More »



Croydon needs to get creative about affordable housing

Posted on March 21st, by Sean Creighton in Politics & Society. 8 comments

Sean Creighton urges fresh thinking on Croydon’s affordable housing crisis

“Investment in affordable housing for people in housing need and on low incomes has declined. The 2011/2015 Affordable Housing Programme saw a sixty per cent reduction in affordable housing investment compared to the previous programme”. That’s Croydon Council’s housing allocations scheme cabinet consultation, 21st March 2016 (3.3)

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Transparency, housing and the Croydon Local Plan

Posted on October 7th, by Robert Ward in Politics & Society. 3 comments

Robert Ward has been doing some reading, and thinks that someone ought to explain to Croydon Council what the word ‘summary’ means

Not for the first time, ‘transparency’ was freely bandied about at a recent council meeting. This time it was during discussions on the Croydon Local Plan (CLP) in which our council sets out the long term strategy for housing. But what does the … Read More »



Working in limbo: an axe hangs over a Croydon business community

Posted on October 13th, by Danielle Lowe in Politics & Society. 5 comments

Danielle Lowe is invited to meet the occupants of a North Croydon business centre, where she hears a troubling story

Rather garish mustard yellow painted brick walls, crowded out by three storeys of PVC windows, are the public face of Croydon House, Peall Road, Thornton Heath. It is surrounded by cars and vans on both sides of the road, leaving barely enough room for vehicles … Read More »



Print Archive: July-August 2014 News Magazine – I would make Croydon better by…

Posted on September 23rd, by The Croydon Citizen in Site News. No Comments

In this issue, the Citizen looks at the Croydon’s summer of festivals, Gatwick Airport expansion, affordable housing, and Halal meat in Croydon’s schools

The great British summer has well and truly begun, with its uncertain weather, numerous sporting failures, and frivolous news stories, it’s often low on serious and engaging political issues. But in Croydon there might be more reasons to be cheerful … Read More »



Affordable housing is needed, but is it deliverable?

Posted on July 15th, by Tom Lickley in Economics & Business. 3 comments

Labour swept into power in Croydon in May, and one of their stated priorities was to increase the provision of affordable housing. Tom Lickley examines whether this is possible

As the dust settled on the Labour Party’s victory in Croydon in late May, questions turned to whether they could deliver on their ‘Ambitious for Croydon’ campaign. One of the key aims, if not the key aim, … Read More »