Housing application is out of scale

Work at the David Wilson site on the Terrys factory development

Work at the David Wilson site on the Terrys factory development

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DAVID Wilson Homes has submitted a planning application for the remainder of the Terry’s site.

Instead of a mixed-use development, it will be high-density housing. The plans submitted to the council show a series of five, six and in part seven-storey blocks fronting Campleshon Road and Bishopthorpe Road.

These are far higher than previously approved and out of scale with the housing in the area. Should these tall blocks be approved, in two years the occupants will petition the council to remove the high screen of trees. This is a scary (but likely) scenario that would completely change the quality of the neighbourhood.

Anything higher than the new four-storey timber framed block or the flats opposite the trees on Bishopthorpe Road would be very wrong. I hope that elected members will call the application in for the planning committee to properly assess its scale and long-term affect on the area.

Michael Ruane, Bishopthorpe Road, York.

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3:48pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Jalymo says...

I am afraid the planners and developers think only of quantity, not quality and certainly not about the detrimental impact of their new schemes on existing communities.
I am afraid the planners and developers think only of quantity, not quality and certainly not about the detrimental impact of their new schemes on existing communities. Jalymo
  • Score: -29

4:21pm Mon 11 Aug 14

The Great Buda says...

God forbid the young will ever be able to buy a house in their own City.
God forbid the young will ever be able to buy a house in their own City. The Great Buda
  • Score: 29

4:41pm Mon 11 Aug 14

York2000 says...

NIMBY-ism masked as pretending to care.
NIMBY-ism masked as pretending to care. York2000
  • Score: 54

6:51pm Mon 11 Aug 14

ColdAsChristmas says...

I can think of a few cases when a plan has been accepted and given approval and then the plan is changed but goes through anyway.
Expect more of this: 'You aint seen nothing yet.'
I can think of a few cases when a plan has been accepted and given approval and then the plan is changed but goes through anyway. Expect more of this: 'You aint seen nothing yet.' ColdAsChristmas
  • Score: -16

6:54pm Mon 11 Aug 14

CaroleBaines says...

The Great Buda wrote:
God forbid the young will ever be able to buy a house in their own City.
The reason why they cannot though is more to do with irresponsible lending fuelling crazy house price rises, the annihilation of social housing and the rent cap abolition.
Well done greedy landlords, immoral bankers and Margaret Thatcher. It is they who are responsible for the situation we see today. The affordable housing legislation the likes of Badger rant about is not so much the problem, just an example of politicians trying to use a sticking plaster to fix a torn off limb!
[quote][p][bold]The Great Buda[/bold] wrote: God forbid the young will ever be able to buy a house in their own City.[/p][/quote]The reason why they cannot though is more to do with irresponsible lending fuelling crazy house price rises, the annihilation of social housing and the rent cap abolition. Well done greedy landlords, immoral bankers and Margaret Thatcher. It is they who are responsible for the situation we see today. The affordable housing legislation the likes of Badger rant about is not so much the problem, just an example of politicians trying to use a sticking plaster to fix a torn off limb! CaroleBaines
  • Score: 20

3:22am Wed 13 Aug 14

Magicman! says...

It's a sad state of affairs when a 'mixed use' site application is changed to 'housing only' because the developer can not (or does not want to) find a suitable employment use for the section of land earmarked as originally not for housing... houses are all well and good, but without a source of employment you don't get communities
It's a sad state of affairs when a 'mixed use' site application is changed to 'housing only' because the developer can not (or does not want to) find a suitable employment use for the section of land earmarked as originally not for housing... houses are all well and good, but without a source of employment you don't get communities Magicman!
  • Score: 11

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