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CLLR MARK Warters (Letters, May 1)tries to claim credit for something he had little, if anything, to do with.

Article 4, in relation to Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMOs), was introduced by the Labour Government in April 2010 – however the Acts powers weakened by the Conservative Housing Minister in October 2010.

Labour in York lobbied the then Liberal Democrat administration to enact the policy In April 2011, City of York Council made a Direction, under Article 4(1) of the Town and Country Planning Order 1995, relating to change of use from Class C3 (dwelling house) to Class C4 (HMOs). This removes permitted development rights so that a planning application is required to change a property into an HMO.

Following consultation, the direction was confirmed in November 2011 and came into force in April 2012.

While Cllr Warters wanted a nought per cent policy per street, this would not have been acceptable in law; 20 per cent was chosen as it was legally tested. Even with this ‘limit’ the government planning inspector can and has allowed development to go ahead.

Cllr Warters needs to accept that council has to follow the law and perhaps speak to his student residents rather than attack their presence.

Cllr Tracey Simpson-Laing, Cabinet member for homes and safer communities, City of York Council.

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1:47pm Fri 2 May 14

YOUWILLDOASISAY says...

What a strange world we live in, some claim credit for things they have nothing to do with. Others pass the book and make excuses for things they are totally responsible for.

Then for the amusement and delectation of the public they air their dirty washing in public in full knowledge that they all **** in the same pot.
What a strange world we live in, some claim credit for things they have nothing to do with. Others pass the book and make excuses for things they are totally responsible for. Then for the amusement and delectation of the public they air their dirty washing in public in full knowledge that they all **** in the same pot. YOUWILLDOASISAY
  • Score: -29

3:02pm Fri 2 May 14

Fulfordian says...

"Cllr Warters needs to accept that council has to follow the law...". Yes Councillor Simpson-Laing, the council does. Remember that.
"Cllr Warters needs to accept that council has to follow the law...". Yes Councillor Simpson-Laing, the council does. Remember that. Fulfordian
  • Score: -51

5:56pm Fri 2 May 14

Badgers Drift says...

Cllr Simpson-Laing wrote,
"Cllr Warters needs to accept that council has to follow the law....."


What like they did with:
Lendal Bridge; issuing pcn's without the legal powers to do so,
Get York Building; witholding a survey in breach of SI2089,
MX2; ignoring their own LDF and national planning guidance
Local Plan; using a 20% buffer over the whole 15-year plan, when national planning guidance asks for either 5% or 20% over a 5-year period
Local Plan; not taking into account windfalls, when planning guidance says you can if these can be shown to be based on past delivery, which they do in York.
The list goes on and on.....

As everyone knows, this council only follows the rules when it suits them, and not even when they are caught out cheating them !
[quote] Cllr Simpson-Laing wrote, "Cllr Warters needs to accept that council has to follow the law....." [/quote] What like they did with: Lendal Bridge; issuing pcn's without the legal powers to do so, Get York Building; witholding a survey in breach of SI2089, MX2; ignoring their own LDF and national planning guidance Local Plan; using a 20% buffer over the whole 15-year plan, when national planning guidance asks for either 5% or 20% over a 5-year period Local Plan; not taking into account windfalls, when planning guidance says you can if these can be shown to be based on past delivery, which they do in York. The list goes on and on..... As everyone knows, this council only follows the rules when it suits them, and not even when they are caught out cheating them ! Badgers Drift
  • Score: -31

6:28pm Fri 2 May 14

Tug job says...

YOUWILLDOASISAY wrote:
What a strange world we live in, some claim credit for things they have nothing to do with. Others pass the book and make excuses for things they are totally responsible for.

Then for the amusement and delectation of the public they air their dirty washing in public in full knowledge that they all **** in the same pot.
Did you mean to write, "pass the buck"?
[quote][p][bold]YOUWILLDOASISAY[/bold] wrote: What a strange world we live in, some claim credit for things they have nothing to do with. Others pass the book and make excuses for things they are totally responsible for. Then for the amusement and delectation of the public they air their dirty washing in public in full knowledge that they all **** in the same pot.[/p][/quote]Did you mean to write, "pass the buck"? Tug job
  • Score: 15

7:05pm Fri 2 May 14

YOUWILLDOASISAY says...

Tug job wrote:
YOUWILLDOASISAY wrote:
What a strange world we live in, some claim credit for things they have nothing to do with. Others pass the book and make excuses for things they are totally responsible for.

Then for the amusement and delectation of the public they air their dirty washing in public in full knowledge that they all **** in the same pot.
Did you mean to write, "pass the buck"?
LOL, yes,
[quote][p][bold]Tug job[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YOUWILLDOASISAY[/bold] wrote: What a strange world we live in, some claim credit for things they have nothing to do with. Others pass the book and make excuses for things they are totally responsible for. Then for the amusement and delectation of the public they air their dirty washing in public in full knowledge that they all **** in the same pot.[/p][/quote]Did you mean to write, "pass the buck"?[/p][/quote]LOL, yes, YOUWILLDOASISAY
  • Score: -49

8:56pm Fri 2 May 14

Thislittleold market town says...

Tracey Simpson Laing
Tracey Simpson Laing Thislittleold market town
  • Score: -19

9:19pm Sat 3 May 14

strangebuttrue? says...

What you mean someone in a position of some authority has tried to claim credit for something they had little to do with??? What is the world coming to???
What you mean someone in a position of some authority has tried to claim credit for something they had little to do with??? What is the world coming to??? strangebuttrue?
  • Score: -53

3:08am Sun 4 May 14

Dr Robert says...

simpson laing, say no more, !!!!!
simpson laing, say no more, !!!!! Dr Robert
  • Score: -76

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