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IT IS commonly recognised that a considerable amount of nonsense is spouted in the Twittersphere, even by people who should know better.
So when one councillor commented that the Bonding Warehouse was unsuitable for a centre for the creative industries because of flooding, it should have been disregarded as Twitter twaddle.
Any reuse of that superb historic building will need to take into account that it is likely to flood, due to climate change and channels cut upstream to sluice water into the rivers.
This shouldn’t be an obstacle.
Take The Basement Bar at City Screen as an example. It reopened for a burlesque show less than a week after the recent flooding because the renovation of the former Yorkshire Herald building in 2000 had taken annual flooding into account.
No, the real problem with The Bonding Warehouse is not the flooding, but the reluctance of its owner to sell the building back to the council at the price he paid for it, plus a little interest.
Dave Taylor, Green Party councillor for Fishergate, New Walk Terrace, York
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