Let’s all fight to save Askham Bog

Askham Bogg deserves to be preserved, says our letter writer

Askham Bogg deserves to be preserved, says our letter writer

First published in Letters by

I FAIL to understand City of York Council: they seem to solely concentrate on features such as York Minster and the city walls and fail to think about or consider other features and delights around York, for the residents as well as visitors.

One of these is the proposed development of housing adjacent to Askham Bog.

Why is the council wanting to use green land? Why can’t some of the derelict areas around York be redeveloped?

Why can’t the council think ahead for the future generations?

It seems that the council has tunnel vision concerning anything beyond York Minster and the walls.

Will the council listen to the objections of the locals living here or will they as in the past just ignore them and go ahead – because that is what they want.

The council is meant to be there for the residents of York, is it not?

Mrs L Mills, Oxtoby Court, Fishergate, York.

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10:21am Wed 16 Jul 14

courier46 says...

I have sent my letter in against the building work on Moor Lane and hope that many other people do also .The plan proposed would destroy the areas beauty and community but worse the ecology will be under serious danger never to be replaced.
I have sent my letter in against the building work on Moor Lane and hope that many other people do also .The plan proposed would destroy the areas beauty and community but worse the ecology will be under serious danger never to be replaced. courier46
  • Score: 10

12:02pm Wed 16 Jul 14

The Great Buda says...

The Council is thinking ahead for future generations. The future generations who currently cannot buy a house in their city.
The Council is thinking ahead for future generations. The future generations who currently cannot buy a house in their city. The Great Buda
  • Score: -17

12:11pm Wed 16 Jul 14

courier46 says...

The Great Buda wrote:
The Council is thinking ahead for future generations. The future generations who currently cannot buy a house in their city.
That`s the point though not all the people who are getting these houses are from this city,they are migrants and people from other cities.You cannot tell me there are 100,000 people from York who will need housing through building 22,000 dwellings.I was born in York and don`t want it turned into another Leeds .
[quote][p][bold]The Great Buda[/bold] wrote: The Council is thinking ahead for future generations. The future generations who currently cannot buy a house in their city.[/p][/quote]That`s the point though not all the people who are getting these houses are from this city,they are migrants and people from other cities.You cannot tell me there are 100,000 people from York who will need housing through building 22,000 dwellings.I was born in York and don`t want it turned into another Leeds . courier46
  • Score: 14

1:07pm Wed 16 Jul 14

Thor-Thorinsson says...

Some things are more important than cheap housing.
Some things are more important than cheap housing. Thor-Thorinsson
  • Score: 16

3:43pm Wed 16 Jul 14

roadwars says...

The Great Buda wrote:
The Council is thinking ahead for future generations. The future generations who currently cannot buy a house in their city.
They are thinking of how much money they can get in for as little outlay as possible, that is all.
The winners will be the landowners, the developers, the landlords that end up owning most of the houses, and no doubt the council. The rest of us will just get more congestion and less green space.
Askham bog is a unique ancient habitat, the development WILL effect this if it goes ahead.
[quote][p][bold]The Great Buda[/bold] wrote: The Council is thinking ahead for future generations. The future generations who currently cannot buy a house in their city.[/p][/quote]They are thinking of how much money they can get in for as little outlay as possible, that is all. The winners will be the landowners, the developers, the landlords that end up owning most of the houses, and no doubt the council. The rest of us will just get more congestion and less green space. Askham bog is a unique ancient habitat, the development WILL effect this if it goes ahead. roadwars
  • Score: 13

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