MP Reed joins criticism of overdevelopment by Brick by Brick
WALTER CRONXITE reports on the splits emerging between Croydon’s Progress politicians over the profiteering plans for thousands of new homes across the borough
Steve Reed OBE, the recently very reticent MP for Lambeth South/Croydon North [delete to taste], has raised “serious concerns” with his Progress mates who control Croydon Council over some of house-building firm Brick by Brick’s development schemes.
Steve Reed OBE: new homes will stretch services to the limit
Reed says that high-density housing proposed for his constituency will “stretch to the limit” local amenities and services, including GPs, schools and public transport.
Brick by Brick is owned by Croydon Council, as a business vehicle to develop thousands of new homes on council-owned property and land. It has been set up as a private entity so that the new homes will not automatically be subjected to Thatcherite “Right to Buy” rules, which have costs local authorities multi-billions in…
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