Need more houses

Need more houses

Need more houses

First published in Letters by

IT IS very disappointing that York Conservatives continue to be against new home building in York.

Recently The Press reported on 102 homes being approved for Strensall despite opposition from a local Conservative councillor and the Conservative MP for York Outer. The councillor called the decision for new homes “premature” and said he was “livid” (The Press, February 20).

York needs new homes to cater for current residents and their children in overcrowded conditions. The Press has already reported about York’s housing crisis over many years. We also need new homes to ensure York residents can afford these homes through an increase in supply.

It is fascinating that a party that was led by Anthony Eden who built thousands of council homes and later Margaret Thatcher, who wanted to create a property-owning democracy, are now so “livid” at the prospect of new homes being built.

If you want to work hard and be able to afford a home to rent or buy, only Labour is on your side.

Coun James Alexander, Labour Leader of City of York Council.

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12:44pm Wed 9 Apr 14

oi oi savaloy says...

"If you want to work hard and be able to afford a home to rent or buy, only Labour is on your side."

liar liar pants on fire!
"If you want to work hard and be able to afford a home to rent or buy, only Labour is on your side." liar liar pants on fire! oi oi savaloy
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3:33pm Wed 9 Apr 14

ColdAsChristmas says...

Fast forward to 2014. We are no longer clearing slums and bombed out houses but instead building to house over population.
What happens when there is no more land to build on, no land to grow crops for food and the roads are full..
Oh, and where is the energy coming from to power all these new homes?
There are more homes in York now than there have ever been. It's a bit like a gambler,not quite hooked: knowing where to stop!
Fast forward to 2014. We are no longer clearing slums and bombed out houses but instead building to house over population. What happens when there is no more land to build on, no land to grow crops for food and the roads are full.. Oh, and where is the energy coming from to power all these new homes? There are more homes in York now than there have ever been. It's a bit like a gambler,not quite hooked: knowing where to stop! ColdAsChristmas
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4:20pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Alan Waters says...

Jimmy, face it, you & your chums are over. It's too late to be going on a charm offensive with The Press now. The damage has been done. Take Ferret & the wrong 'un with you right now and at least give The Labour Party a chance to recover in this City before the next election, the thought of having the Tories in charge turns my guts, but that's what will happen if you don't go NOW!
Jimmy, face it, you & your chums are over. It's too late to be going on a charm offensive with The Press now. The damage has been done. Take Ferret & the wrong 'un with you right now and at least give The Labour Party a chance to recover in this City before the next election, the thought of having the Tories in charge turns my guts, but that's what will happen if you don't go NOW! Alan Waters
  • Score: -5

7:12am Thu 10 Apr 14

roy_batty says...

NO! What you need to do is build some student dormitories on campus to accommodate all students, this will solve 3 problems in York.
A, this will free up housing.
B,it will reduce congestion (seeing as most of them bring cars to the city and then the lazy one's travel as little as 3/4's of a mile to get to college/uni, like the 4 who live next door to me).
C, It will clean up our streets ,seeing as they do not know how and when to put rubbish bags out correctly!
NO! What you need to do is build some student dormitories on campus to accommodate all students, this will solve 3 problems in York. A, this will free up housing. B,it will reduce congestion (seeing as most of them bring cars to the city and then the lazy one's travel as little as 3/4's of a mile to get to college/uni, like the 4 who live next door to me). C, It will clean up our streets ,seeing as they do not know how and when to put rubbish bags out correctly! roy_batty
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