Former Shepherd Group social club set to be turned into homes

York Press: Former social club set to be turned into homes Former social club set to be turned into homes

PLANS to turn a former social club in York into new homes look set for approval.

Proposals to build 12 one-bedroom flats on the site of the Shepherd Group club in Holgate Road, which is now vacant, will be discussed by City of York Council’s area planning sub-committee. Officers have recommended granting permission.

A report said the scheme would bring a redundant building back to profitable use.

Developers would contribute £4,080 to improve nearby public spaces such as West Bank Park or Holgate allotments.

It would also include car-parking spaces, with both the club building and a four-storey extension being converted.

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11:47am Fri 3 Jan 14

the original Homer says...

Whilst I agree with the building being brought back into use, I don't agree with the notion that the developer contributing money to Holgate allotments would represent an improvement to a public space.

Allotments are rented to tenants in much the same way as houses, and are therefore not public spaces. A public space is something like a park, which we can walk around. I agree with developers being required to contribute to the wider area, but that money should benefit the general public, not a selected few,
Whilst I agree with the building being brought back into use, I don't agree with the notion that the developer contributing money to Holgate allotments would represent an improvement to a public space. Allotments are rented to tenants in much the same way as houses, and are therefore not public spaces. A public space is something like a park, which we can walk around. I agree with developers being required to contribute to the wider area, but that money should benefit the general public, not a selected few, the original Homer

4:32pm Fri 3 Jan 14

meme says...

Perhaps it should be made clear what these payment actually do
They rarely if ever provide more public open space. They are used as running cost contributions., which should have been funded by council tax payments but developers have to pay them to get the planning......In the development business they are known as 'blackmail' payments as if you don't agree you don't get planning.
I think you will find most of it does not really generate anything new at all ever
Perhaps it should be made clear what these payment actually do They rarely if ever provide more public open space. They are used as running cost contributions., which should have been funded by council tax payments but developers have to pay them to get the planning......In the development business they are known as 'blackmail' payments as if you don't agree you don't get planning. I think you will find most of it does not really generate anything new at all ever meme

9:50am Sun 5 Jan 14

Trace18 says...

will be sad to see the sheps go, lots of great memories that I will keep forever .
will be sad to see the sheps go, lots of great memories that I will keep forever . Trace18

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