250 give views on housing scheme at former British Sugar factory site

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MORE than 250 people gave their views on one of the biggest housing schemes in York’s history at two exhibitions staged to outline the plans for the site.

Associated British Foods (ABF) will submit full proposals for about 1,000 homes on the site of the city’s former British Sugar factory off Boroughbridge Road shortly, with the scheme also potentially including a supermarket, a school and office space.

Draft options for the development went on show at two public exhibitions before Christmas and Robert Clarke, head of town planning for ABF’s consultants Rapleys, said: “We spoke with local residents regarding all aspects of the proposed development options, including the possible location of more than 12 hectares of public open space which will be provided on site, transport matters and the needs of the local community.

“The development will bring back into beneficial use a cleared brownfield site which can make a significant contribution towards family housing which is required in the city, and we were pleased many attendees were supportive of this.”

Mr Clarke said feedback would be taken into account in preparing the planning application.

City of York Council leader James Alexander said: “We are looking forward to working with the landowners ABF throughout this process and are pleased to see so many residents engaging with this development.”

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12:28pm Sat 4 Jan 14

chelk says...

Anyone in York who is a resident and believes that their thoughts and feedback will be taken into account by this Council is going to be disappointed. The Muppet Show Continues
Anyone in York who is a resident and believes that their thoughts and feedback will be taken into account by this Council is going to be disappointed. The Muppet Show Continues chelk
  • Score: -46

2:35pm Sat 4 Jan 14

PKH says...

chelk wrote:
Anyone in York who is a resident and believes that their thoughts and feedback will be taken into account by this Council is going to be disappointed. The Muppet Show Continues
And it was pretty much the same under the LibDems.
[quote][p][bold]chelk[/bold] wrote: Anyone in York who is a resident and believes that their thoughts and feedback will be taken into account by this Council is going to be disappointed. The Muppet Show Continues[/p][/quote]And it was pretty much the same under the LibDems. PKH
  • Score: 16

4:18pm Sat 4 Jan 14

spiritofyork says...

2015 the year we FINALLY get a Tory council. Phew!
2015 the year we FINALLY get a Tory council. Phew! spiritofyork
  • Score: -11

6:26pm Sat 4 Jan 14

PKH says...

spiritofyork wrote:
2015 the year we FINALLY get a Tory council. Phew!
They shored up the LibDems so are no better than them!!!!
[quote][p][bold]spiritofyork[/bold] wrote: 2015 the year we FINALLY get a Tory council. Phew![/p][/quote]They shored up the LibDems so are no better than them!!!! PKH
  • Score: 10

6:29pm Sat 4 Jan 14

PKH says...

What York needs is a totally hung council.
What York needs is a totally hung council. PKH
  • Score: 7

9:07am Sun 5 Jan 14

chelk says...

PKH wrote:
chelk wrote:
Anyone in York who is a resident and believes that their thoughts and feedback will be taken into account by this Council is going to be disappointed. The Muppet Show Continues
And it was pretty much the same under the LibDems.
Not saying it wasn't not supporting any party just want the residents of York to be listened to not happening with this lot The Muppet Show continues
[quote][p][bold]PKH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chelk[/bold] wrote: Anyone in York who is a resident and believes that their thoughts and feedback will be taken into account by this Council is going to be disappointed. The Muppet Show Continues[/p][/quote]And it was pretty much the same under the LibDems.[/p][/quote]Not saying it wasn't not supporting any party just want the residents of York to be listened to not happening with this lot The Muppet Show continues chelk
  • Score: -8

12:01am Mon 6 Jan 14

pjfair says...

Result, some space to house the poor Romanians and Bulgarians in York. Let's see if we can fast track them into the benefit system too. FFS.
Result, some space to house the poor Romanians and Bulgarians in York. Let's see if we can fast track them into the benefit system too. FFS. pjfair
  • Score: -8

3:46am Mon 6 Jan 14

the butler says...

Is this site to have it's own septic system also waste water recovery to drinking standard level, will the surplus effluent be reclaimable and sold for fertilisation?
If so it would be self supporting for the new community, Just curious , the Butler
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Is this site to have it's own septic system also waste water recovery to drinking standard level, will the surplus effluent be reclaimable and sold for fertilisation? If so it would be self supporting for the new community, Just curious , the Butler . the butler
  • Score: -6

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