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York Press: More homes now More homes now

I WRITE with pride that the building of Archer Place in York (council housing) was the first development by City of York Council for 20 years.

There still needs to be many more. At present the council aims to build at least 50 more council houses by mid-2015; furthermore their plans for 22,000 more new homes is to be applauded.

Social housing has depleted so much that it comes as no surprise that homelessness in York is a massive problem.

It is only the Labour Party that has championed this initiative.

As for the Labour Party, we have not always shouted loud enough about our ambition at national level.

Far too much cosying up to middle-class voters, I think, in the not too distant past.

We have been so wrapped up with finance we appear, to many, to be no different to the Tories and the Lib Dems.

Well we are.

It’s high time we paid attention to the needs of the many who are in desperate need and do what is needed rather than look for excuses to do nothing.

We should say yes to a building programme; and look at utilising land.

Let’s be right about it; it’s only people who are better off and own their own homes (I am by the way a home owner in Bishopthorpe) who think they have a monopoly on opinion and what should be built where. The landscape changes and will continue to change and need to change. Support those who are working for workingclass people.

David Peacock, Bishopthorpe, York

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2:03pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Redcap198 says...

I hardly think York Council need praising, they have been a disgrace with their policies, the sooner they get voted out the better. I had to check the date when I read this praise as I thought I may have lost some time and it was 1st April.
I hardly think York Council need praising, they have been a disgrace with their policies, the sooner they get voted out the better. I had to check the date when I read this praise as I thought I may have lost some time and it was 1st April. Redcap198
  • Score: 5

5:26pm Thu 13 Mar 14

spiritofyork says...

home owners need to unite against all further building of houses as it will devalue our homes, especially the social housing and all the problems that brings. if you cant afford to live here..work harder or move. simples.
home owners need to unite against all further building of houses as it will devalue our homes, especially the social housing and all the problems that brings. if you cant afford to live here..work harder or move. simples. spiritofyork
  • Score: -1

5:56pm Thu 13 Mar 14

ColdAsChristmas says...

Looks like a green light to build in Bishopthorpe!
Next we will be having Paul Hepworth telling us that York will be gridlocked by 2030 if we keep building more houses. York is full now.
Looks like a green light to build in Bishopthorpe! Next we will be having Paul Hepworth telling us that York will be gridlocked by 2030 if we keep building more houses. York is full now. ColdAsChristmas
  • Score: 18

8:39pm Thu 13 Mar 14

CaroleBaines says...

spiritofyork wrote:
home owners need to unite against all further building of houses as it will devalue our homes, especially the social housing and all the problems that brings. if you cant afford to live here..work harder or move. simples.
So you are saying, pull the drawer-bridge up? Stuff the national scandal that is a shortage of homes, if we stifle supply then we keep prices artificially high for the lucky few (which include me btw). What a charmer you are!
[quote][p][bold]spiritofyork[/bold] wrote: home owners need to unite against all further building of houses as it will devalue our homes, especially the social housing and all the problems that brings. if you cant afford to live here..work harder or move. simples.[/p][/quote]So you are saying, pull the drawer-bridge up? Stuff the national scandal that is a shortage of homes, if we stifle supply then we keep prices artificially high for the lucky few (which include me btw). What a charmer you are! CaroleBaines
  • Score: -14

10:33pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Dr Robert says...

Yet another labour voting numpty sticks his head above the parapet, david peacock says 'support those working for the working class, what a joke you are, I have been working for the last fifty years, and in the last fifteen of them supporting the scum who the labour party have kept happy on benefits. Go live in North Korea.
Yet another labour voting numpty sticks his head above the parapet, david peacock says 'support those working for the working class, what a joke you are, I have been working for the last fifty years, and in the last fifteen of them supporting the scum who the labour party have kept happy on benefits. Go live in North Korea. Dr Robert
  • Score: 17

12:46am Fri 14 Mar 14

Magicman! says...

CaroleBaines wrote:
spiritofyork wrote:
home owners need to unite against all further building of houses as it will devalue our homes, especially the social housing and all the problems that brings. if you cant afford to live here..work harder or move. simples.
So you are saying, pull the drawer-bridge up? Stuff the national scandal that is a shortage of homes, if we stifle supply then we keep prices artificially high for the lucky few (which include me btw). What a charmer you are!
Oh yes, he gets all the girls with his olde-worlde rants that border on the neurotic.
[quote][p][bold]CaroleBaines[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spiritofyork[/bold] wrote: home owners need to unite against all further building of houses as it will devalue our homes, especially the social housing and all the problems that brings. if you cant afford to live here..work harder or move. simples.[/p][/quote]So you are saying, pull the drawer-bridge up? Stuff the national scandal that is a shortage of homes, if we stifle supply then we keep prices artificially high for the lucky few (which include me btw). What a charmer you are![/p][/quote]Oh yes, he gets all the girls with his olde-worlde rants that border on the neurotic. Magicman!
  • Score: -4

12:48am Fri 14 Mar 14

Magicman! says...

It'll take more than just a few random letter 'bigging up' Labour to convince people to vote for them.... Labour has gone a long way since it was formed in Doncaster, and most of that way has been down the wrong street; the same street that merges with a road that the Tories and LibDums tread.
It'll take more than just a few random letter 'bigging up' Labour to convince people to vote for them.... Labour has gone a long way since it was formed in Doncaster, and most of that way has been down the wrong street; the same street that merges with a road that the Tories and LibDums tread. Magicman!
  • Score: 4

7:13am Fri 14 Mar 14

oi oi savaloy says...

i would tend to agree about social housing if the labour council housed hard working indegenous families who can't afford a mortgage BUT sadly they don't house these people! ,they house immigrants over indigenous then single girls who have got knocked up and cannot support a family, and then manchester councils unwanted anti social dregs! (along with a few other councils outcasts)
i would tend to agree about social housing if the labour council housed hard working indegenous families who can't afford a mortgage BUT sadly they don't house these people! ,they house immigrants over indigenous then single girls who have got knocked up and cannot support a family, and then manchester councils unwanted anti social dregs! (along with a few other councils outcasts) oi oi savaloy
  • Score: -16

8:43am Sat 15 Mar 14

Thislittleold market town says...

oi oi savaloy wrote:
i would tend to agree about social housing if the labour council housed hard working indegenous families who can't afford a mortgage BUT sadly they don't house these people! ,they house immigrants over indigenous then single girls who have got knocked up and cannot support a family, and then manchester councils unwanted anti social dregs! (along with a few other councils outcasts)
Absolutely spot on,they will try to deny it but it's true
[quote][p][bold]oi oi savaloy[/bold] wrote: i would tend to agree about social housing if the labour council housed hard working indegenous families who can't afford a mortgage BUT sadly they don't house these people! ,they house immigrants over indigenous then single girls who have got knocked up and cannot support a family, and then manchester councils unwanted anti social dregs! (along with a few other councils outcasts)[/p][/quote]Absolutely spot on,they will try to deny it but it's true Thislittleold market town
  • Score: -21

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