Building concerns

York Press: Building concerns Building concerns

AFTER eight years of legal battles, the High Court has given outline permission to build 650 houses at Germany beck Fulford (The Press, February 24).

Maybe builders Persimmon Homes and also City of York Councillors will get advice how to build some houses on stilts.

For no matter what they do, with land concreted over it will cause more flooding than there is now, so naturally homes will be in danger. I hope prospective buyers are informed of this.

Maureen Robinson, Broadway, York.


• FOR many decades Fordlands Road and the A19 in Fulford have been in desperate need of being raised to combat the frequently occurring flooding problems.

I ask City of York Council why it takes the building of 600-plus houses before the problem is to be addressed.

Can they assure the council taxpayers of York that they are not waiting perhaps for Persimmon Homes to foot the bill for the road alterations to save the council spending the money?

I suggest the council pays for the existing roads to be raised and cancels the ludicrous house building project.

Paul Bowes, Cherrywood Crescent, Fulford, York.


• I WAS woken at 7am to the sound of developers cutting down the hedgerow behind us, to make way for “the soon to be laid” road leading from A19 into Germany Beck.

I am concerned that this is a sign of things to come. I am against the development, mostly due to the fact that the site of the Battle of Fulford will be lost forever, but also because of the strain it will put on our already busy infrastructure, not to mention the years of disruption it will cause.

If this development goes ahead (and I am still hopeful it can be stopped), can Persimmon assure me that my business will not be affected? After speaking to Persimmon, they told me that they should have started at 9am.

Am I going to have to fight and complain through every stage of the development? Persimmon should show local residents some consideration and keep us up to date with what is happening.

Nicky Howard, Pinfold Cottage B&B, Main Street, Fulford, York.

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12:54pm Mon 3 Mar 14

think! says...

I completely agree with the sentiments expressed by the three letter writers. It is understandable that Maureen Robinson thinks that the legal battle has been lost. The Press' article of 24 February was incredibly muddled and unclear.

Actually, the legal challenge against the reserved matters approval is still on-going as is the legal challenge against English Heritage. For further information follow facebook.com/helpsav
efulford or twitter @helpsavefulford. See fulfordparishcouncil
.org.uk for how you can help save Fulford from the disastrous effects of the Germany Beck development.
I completely agree with the sentiments expressed by the three letter writers. It is understandable that Maureen Robinson thinks that the legal battle has been lost. The Press' article of 24 February was incredibly muddled and unclear. Actually, the legal challenge against the reserved matters approval is still on-going as is the legal challenge against English Heritage. For further information follow facebook.com/helpsav efulford or twitter @helpsavefulford. See fulfordparishcouncil .org.uk for how you can help save Fulford from the disastrous effects of the Germany Beck development. think!
  • Score: 7

6:17pm Mon 3 Mar 14

anistasia says...

Hope no body buys them because of the flooding issue will builders take the chance of building homes you can't insure.the council may use them to take people off the council waiting list.makes their figures look good.
Hope no body buys them because of the flooding issue will builders take the chance of building homes you can't insure.the council may use them to take people off the council waiting list.makes their figures look good. anistasia
  • Score: 7

6:26pm Mon 3 Mar 14

anistasia says...

Only people I can see buying these homes are from peopleooutside the area who don't know the history of the area.how many people would buy a home with telling them the area floods someone must have to lie to sell them somehow.
Only people I can see buying these homes are from peopleooutside the area who don't know the history of the area.how many people would buy a home with telling them the area floods someone must have to lie to sell them somehow. anistasia
  • Score: 8

7:28pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Buzzz Light-year says...

Good letters all.
Good letters all. Buzzz Light-year
  • Score: -2

10:42am Tue 4 Mar 14

Parrot king says...

The council never learns.building on a well known flood plain.absolutely crazy idea.It's simple city of York council.for once listen to the residents of York.remember why you were elected, and scrap all plans for the development.
The council never learns.building on a well known flood plain.absolutely crazy idea.It's simple city of York council.for once listen to the residents of York.remember why you were elected, and scrap all plans for the development. Parrot king
  • Score: 3

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