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Tories oppose 2,000 homes in housing minister’s constituency

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Croydon Council is able to roll out its lovingly drawn architetcts' impressions of what College Green will one day look like Croydon Council is able to roll out its lovingly drawn architects’ impressions of what College Green will one day look like

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the planning permission granted to a Labour council scheme which could make Gavin Barwell’s constituency a safe Tory seat

Barely a year before the next Town Hall elections, and Croydon Tories last night handed a gift-wrapped vote-winning present to the Labour group that’s running the council when four of their councillors voted against proposals to build more than 2,000 homes that just happen in the constituency of the Conservative government’s housing minister.

Even by his own gaffe-prone standards, MP Gavin Barwell would struggle to drop such a massive bollock.

To compound the political blundering, the four Tory members of the council planning committee – Chris Wright, Jason Perry, Sue Winborn and Luke Clancy – also managed to vote against plans for the long overdue and…

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