Housing evidence

Housing evidence

Housing evidence

First published in Letters by

I HAVE challenged Cllr James Alexander numerous times on social media to provide evidence for his claims that the planning inspector ever stated that 800 new homes a year was too low.

Instead of providing evidence or rescinding these comments, the council leader is now making the same claims in the letters page of The Press.

I will therefore simply ask publicly that the leader provides evidence for his claim that, “this is 800 homes a year which was rejected by the planning inspector”.

If he cannot provide this evidence, then I would ask that he apologises for misleading the public and explains whether this was a deliberate policy or down to lack of understanding of his own plan.

Cllr Nigel Ayre, Heworth Without ward, Galtres Road, Heworth, York.

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12:13pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Badgers Drift says...

It's a fact - James Alexander lied - David Vickery, the Planning Inspector did not say 800 homes/yr was 'too low'.

Soon after Coun Alexander said this on twitter...

James Alexander @jmalexander1982
21 Jun 13

@iDanHill So what number? Planning inspector said 800 was too low and this was already opposed as too high by Cons, Lib Dems + Greens

The council took David Vickery's letter off their website!
It's a fact - James Alexander lied - David Vickery, the Planning Inspector did not say 800 homes/yr was 'too low'. Soon after Coun Alexander said this on twitter... James Alexander @jmalexander1982 21 Jun 13 @iDanHill So what number? Planning inspector said 800 was too low and this was already opposed as too high by Cons, Lib Dems + Greens The council took David Vickery's letter off their website! Badgers Drift
  • Score: -61

3:07pm Mon 18 Aug 14

bravo whisky says...

Someone obviously does not like the truth being exposed judging the downmarking of Badgers Drift comment.
Someone obviously does not like the truth being exposed judging the downmarking of Badgers Drift comment. bravo whisky
  • Score: -42

8:56am Tue 19 Aug 14

julia brica says...

Any comments made criticising James and his chums get an automatic mark down by some sad individual or dare I say individuals.

If the marking system is being corrupted then it should be shut down.
Its meaningless.
Any comments made criticising James and his chums get an automatic mark down by some sad individual or dare I say individuals. If the marking system is being corrupted then it should be shut down. Its meaningless. julia brica
  • Score: -162

9:06am Tue 19 Aug 14

julia brica says...

Whatever your political leanings you cant get away from the facts and that's where Badgers Drift wins every time . He backs up every statement he makes with the Facts.
Not so our James Alexander who seems to make it up as he goes along and lets us all know his limitations by qualifying them on Twitter.
James Alexander is wrong about the 800. I was at the meeting chaired by David Vickery and I studied all his deliberations carefully so I should know.
James is mistaken or he has deliberately lied. I will leave it to others to decide which.
Get ready for the mark downs. This should be a landslide.
Whatever your political leanings you cant get away from the facts and that's where Badgers Drift wins every time . He backs up every statement he makes with the Facts. Not so our James Alexander who seems to make it up as he goes along and lets us all know his limitations by qualifying them on Twitter. James Alexander is wrong about the 800. I was at the meeting chaired by David Vickery and I studied all his deliberations carefully so I should know. James is mistaken or he has deliberately lied. I will leave it to others to decide which. Get ready for the mark downs. This should be a landslide. julia brica
  • Score: -159

6:01pm Tue 19 Aug 14

julia brica says...

Its ten hours since my last blog and the down mark mongrel has failed to appear ? You on holiday ?
Its ten hours since my last blog and the down mark mongrel has failed to appear ? You on holiday ? julia brica
  • Score: -132

2:29am Wed 20 Aug 14

julia brica says...

julia brica wrote:
Its ten hours since my last blog and the down mark mongrel has failed to appear ? You on holiday ?
Ah there you are - 113 just shows you have to be patient.
[quote][p][bold]julia brica[/bold] wrote: Its ten hours since my last blog and the down mark mongrel has failed to appear ? You on holiday ?[/p][/quote]Ah there you are - 113 just shows you have to be patient. julia brica
  • Score: -22

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