Truth over report

Truth over report

Truth over report

First published in Letters by

IN A glowing report on City of York Council in the letters page of August 9, Gordon Cheapcastle shoots himself in the foot by not recognising the flaws of the local plan.

He says that commuters who are fed up living in the suburbs of West Yorkshire would come to rural York to live in the proposed new big towns – but by building on green belt land the “local plan” is doing away with that same rural aspect.

He then suggests that the proposed new towns of Whinthorpe and Skelton-Wiggington will mean improved business for local shops around the ring road – the very same ring road that is already grid-locked at peak times and unable to cope with any more traffic.

He fails to show much regard for ecologists’ concerns by dismissing the effect on the delightful Askham Bog, so I dare say he will be engaging the full wrath of the Greens with his misplaced glorification of a plan that has little to recommend it other than the dreams of Cllr James Alexander and his team.

Bob Redwood, Main Street, Askham Bryan, York.

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11:04am Wed 13 Aug 14

Fanny Free House says...

Bob, totally agree, Gordon is unquestionably a moron.
Bob, totally agree, Gordon is unquestionably a moron. Fanny Free House
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11:42am Wed 13 Aug 14

sheps lad says...

Fanny Free House wrote:
Bob, totally agree, Gordon is unquestionably a moron.
Jilted John would probably agree with you!
[quote][p][bold]Fanny Free House[/bold] wrote: Bob, totally agree, Gordon is unquestionably a moron.[/p][/quote]Jilted John would probably agree with you! sheps lad
  • Score: -12

8:19am Thu 14 Aug 14

julia brica says...

If ever there was a made up name it has got to be GORDON CHEAPCASTLE.
A google and burgess list search reveals that there is no such person.
If that is the case how come the Press accepted his letter ?
All letters to the press have to comply with rules, one of which is a valid address !
Something smells here.
If ever there was a made up name it has got to be GORDON CHEAPCASTLE. A google and burgess list search reveals that there is no such person. If that is the case how come the Press accepted his letter ? All letters to the press have to comply with rules, one of which is a valid address ! Something smells here. julia brica
  • Score: -6

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