Value for money

York Press: Value for money Value for money

WITH regard to the letter of May 1, headlined “Expensive decision”, the council is already using its own brownfield sites to develop new council housing and has five sites which are either under construction or in the planning process.

Buying 14 flats on the site of the old Pack of Cards pub is value for money and provides an additional opportunity to help meet urgently needed affordable homes, while at the same time creating opportunities for people to downsize, freeing up larger homes.

We’re allocating £1.67 million for the acquisition, which is just over £119,000 per apartment.

This includes land acquisition, professional fees and building costs, and is comparable with the cost of building our own homes which, like these, are built to the Homes & Communities Agency standard.

Steve Waddington, Assistant Director – housing and community safety, City of York Council.

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10:02am Sat 3 May 14

Thislittleold market town says...

I'm sure the immigrants who will get these new flats will be buzzing and sure to vote labour steve
I'm sure the immigrants who will get these new flats will be buzzing and sure to vote labour steve Thislittleold market town
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2:47am Sun 4 May 14

bravo whisky says...

You are correct in your perception thislittleold market town, the way this labour council are bringing in immigrants into York will ensure they vote labour. The above negative vote confirms this .
You are correct in your perception thislittleold market town, the way this labour council are bringing in immigrants into York will ensure they vote labour. The above negative vote confirms this . bravo whisky
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