York Central MP Hugh Bayley praises Derwenthorpe housing development

Homes at Derwenthorpe

Homes at Derwenthorpe

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AN MP has praised a model York housing development as “just what York needs and a real boost to the area”.

York Central MP Hugh Bayley yesterday visited Derwenthorpe, the 540-home settlement being built on York’s eastern outskirts by David Wilson Homes in partnership with the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT).

He said that having visited 18 months ago, it was great to see the transformation which has taken place.

He said: “Empty buildings are now occupied by families and the community is springing to life.

“There is a real need for more affordable housing in York and this development shows what can be achieved if designers and builders work together with the council and housing associations to provide high-quality, environmentally friendly homes.

“Derwenthorpe has a mix of homes for rent, part-ownership and for sale at varying prices, it also has homes which have been built for people with disabilities.

“It is a real community now and the Residents Association reflects this. High-quality housing like this is just what York needs and it is a real boost to the area. I congratulate everyone who has turned this dream into a reality.”

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9:52am Sat 1 Feb 14

chelk says...

Nothing to do with the fact he also represents Labour and not the wishes of the local community
Nothing to do with the fact he also represents Labour and not the wishes of the local community chelk
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12:13pm Sat 1 Feb 14

osbaldwicklane says...

Quote There is a real need for more affordable housing in York

And what price are the houses in the photo Hugh , £400,000 ??, do you call that affordable .
Quote There is a real need for more affordable housing in York And what price are the houses in the photo Hugh , £400,000 ??, do you call that affordable . osbaldwicklane
  • Score: -3

5:07pm Sat 1 Feb 14

Dave Ruddock says...

Do MPs give their vote of approval and not the comunity, come on any others take the same view??? Hes an Elected and Given ho=is pot by the relivant Party concerned not the people .
Do MPs give their vote of approval and not the comunity, come on any others take the same view??? Hes an Elected and Given ho=is pot by the relivant Party concerned not the people . Dave Ruddock
  • Score: -4

5:09pm Sat 1 Feb 14

Dave Ruddock says...

His Post given by the party concerned ( computer played up)
His Post given by the party concerned ( computer played up) Dave Ruddock
  • Score: -4

6:53pm Sat 1 Feb 14

tonyfromitaly says...

We are a City of sanctuary, according to James so move over Yorkies or start learning Arabic.
We are a City of sanctuary, according to James so move over Yorkies or start learning Arabic. tonyfromitaly
  • Score: -29

7:02pm Sun 2 Feb 14

Alf Garnett says...

tonyfromitaly wrote:
We are a City of sanctuary, according to James so move over Yorkies or start learning Arabic.
Ah yes, makes you proud to be British, er, English, Welsh, Scottish, Irish, Manx, Channel Islander, just remind me, what are we exactly ? Hardly an homogeneous monocultural group. Never were and never will be. There isn't a British gene, or even an English one. Anyway, what on earth has this to do with a housing development ? Can someone please bring Lendal Bridge into the "debate" ? Just keep these comments coming, it's much more fun than reality tv. Unreality posting.
[quote][p][bold]tonyfromitaly[/bold] wrote: We are a City of sanctuary, according to James so move over Yorkies or start learning Arabic.[/p][/quote]Ah yes, makes you proud to be British, er, English, Welsh, Scottish, Irish, Manx, Channel Islander, just remind me, what are we exactly ? Hardly an homogeneous monocultural group. Never were and never will be. There isn't a British gene, or even an English one. Anyway, what on earth has this to do with a housing development ? Can someone please bring Lendal Bridge into the "debate" ? Just keep these comments coming, it's much more fun than reality tv. Unreality posting. Alf Garnett
  • Score: 3

5:40pm Mon 3 Feb 14

the butler says...

The price reflects the value of it being waterfront property, Any realtor will explain this to a prospective buyer...
The price reflects the value of it being waterfront property, Any realtor will explain this to a prospective buyer... the butler
  • Score: 0

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