Charter for development

Charter for development

Charter for development

First published in Letters by

I AM a bit baffled why planning committee councillors believe developers are trying to leapfrog York’s local plan by getting approval for new homes on greenfield land before this policy is in place (The Press, February 25).

This implies, wrongly, that the local plan will somehow come to the rescue of our threatened greenbelt. In fact, the opposite is the case.

Aside from a few precious green wedges (mostly along our rivers), the local plan (if approved by the Government) will become a charter for massive and unsustainable greenfield development around York.

David Farnsworth, Old Orchard, Haxby, York.

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2:08pm Mon 3 Mar 14

wildthing666 says...

The simple answer is the council is infected with common purpose from all walks of life
The simple answer is the council is infected with common purpose from all walks of life wildthing666
  • Score: -32

3:40pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Badgers Drift says...

wildthing666 wrote:
The simple answer is the council is infected with common purpose from all walks of life
Elitist leadership 'charity' Common Purpose is subverting democracy with its 'leading beyond authority' approach in York.
[quote][p][bold]wildthing666[/bold] wrote: The simple answer is the council is infected with common purpose from all walks of life[/p][/quote]Elitist leadership 'charity' Common Purpose is subverting democracy with its 'leading beyond authority' approach in York. Badgers Drift
  • Score: -29

6:56pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Lunatic says...

My understanding is that the greenbelt around York is currently undefined. The plan itself actually remedies this.
My understanding is that the greenbelt around York is currently undefined. The plan itself actually remedies this. Lunatic
  • Score: 11

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