Housing Shortage


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 »



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 »



Address the housing shortage or improve the public realm? Does Croydon even have a choice?

Posted on May 9th, by Tom Lickley in Economics & Business. 12 comments

Tom Lickley asks whether Croydon can ever address its housing shortage whilst maintaining a pleasant environment for residents

Study the above image. Just a small snapshot of a residential district that goes on for miles and miles. Then imagine that this is just one of many residential zones which sprawl across the largest city proper in the world, and a city which is still expanding.

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