Building control?

York Press: Building control? Building control?

THOUGH I realise I was wrong in commenting about the ownership of the old council buildings, I was under the impression that the council has some influence of planning permission for premises; I apologise for this (Letters, February 11).

I have also been under the misconception that the council has some some control of how the buidings in York look; again, please accept my apologies.

I do hope that the council spend the £17 million saved over the next 25 years wisely and continue to improve our city. The ‘improvements’ to King’s Square are a slightly worrying start.

Sue Linfoot, Acaster Lane, Bishopthorpe, York.

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9:34am Fri 21 Feb 14

The Great Buda says...

You admit you're in the wrong, but you appear to still not "get it".
You admit you're in the wrong, but you appear to still not "get it". The Great Buda

10:44am Fri 21 Feb 14

Jonthan says...

Sue Linfoot is being a bit disingenuous. I looked back at her earlier letter and here are her exact words referring to George Hudson street "Surely City of York Council can afford to give these buildings a lick of paint and do something with the windows? "
In other words she wanted the Council to spend public money on tidying up someone else's buildings. She also criticised the development of buildings in North Street which the Council once rented but has never owned.

Too many correspondents, in their haste to attack York City Council fail to do their homework and end up with egg on their faces.
Sue Linfoot is being a bit disingenuous. I looked back at her earlier letter and here are her exact words referring to George Hudson street "Surely City of York Council can afford to give these buildings a lick of paint and do something with the windows? " In other words she wanted the Council to spend public money on tidying up someone else's buildings. She also criticised the development of buildings in North Street which the Council once rented but has never owned. Too many correspondents, in their haste to attack York City Council fail to do their homework and end up with egg on their faces. Jonthan

3:59pm Fri 21 Feb 14

Dr Robert says...

I think Ms Linfoot was correct in highlighting the mess that York Council left its Youth office in George Hudson Street emblazoned with York's Crest and name, they are in the position to persuade the owners, is it still the CO-OP ?, to tidy the frontage up along with the empty restaurant with broken glass nearby. Only give credit where it is due, and York Council deserve no credit for the appearance of these frontages. The lifting of a phone is all it takes.
I think Ms Linfoot was correct in highlighting the mess that York Council left its Youth office in George Hudson Street emblazoned with York's Crest and name, they are in the position to persuade the owners, is it still the CO-OP ?, to tidy the frontage up along with the empty restaurant with broken glass nearby. Only give credit where it is due, and York Council deserve no credit for the appearance of these frontages. The lifting of a phone is all it takes. Dr Robert

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