White Swan plans backed

First published in News York Press: Photograph of the Author by , jennifer.bell@thepress.co.uk

THE proposed revamp of a landmark building in the centre of York has been backed by the local planning panel.

The Graham Family Trust want to refurbish the 100-year-old White Swan Hotel on the corner of Piccadilly and Coppergate, putting shops on the ground floor and 14 apartments on the three upper floors.

The application has been supported by the Guildhall planning panel, which must be consulted on city-centre developments.

If the plans are approved, the ground floor could be used for retail or financial services units, restaurants, bars, or a mix of these uses, after bringing the building back into use as a hotel was ruled out.

A decision on the refurbishment could be made by the end of the year.
 

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4:22pm Sun 18 Nov 12

bob the builder says...

The proof will be in the building work starting and finishing! Place your bets here that it's another Terry's pie in the sky project that'll never happen.
The proof will be in the building work starting and finishing! Place your bets here that it's another Terry's pie in the sky project that'll never happen. bob the builder
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11:48pm Sun 18 Nov 12

AnotherPointofView says...

bob the builder wrote:
The proof will be in the building work starting and finishing! Place your bets here that it's another Terry's pie in the sky project that'll never happen.
Agreed, there have lots of plans and suggestions over the years but no actions.

I'll believe it when something starts to happen.
[quote][p][bold]bob the builder[/bold] wrote: The proof will be in the building work starting and finishing! Place your bets here that it's another Terry's pie in the sky project that'll never happen.[/p][/quote]Agreed, there have lots of plans and suggestions over the years but no actions. I'll believe it when something starts to happen. AnotherPointofView
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12:17am Mon 19 Nov 12

MouseHouse says...

agreed. zzzzzzzzz
agreed. zzzzzzzzz MouseHouse
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11:36am Mon 19 Nov 12

YorkieTalkie says...

Well at least it's one piece of positive news, to turn what has become an eye-sore smack-bang in the city centre into what could be the kick start to rejuvenate and reinvigorate Piccadilly (how many people must see it and just turn back up Parliament Street?).

But agreed, let's hope plans are followed through with action.
Well at least it's one piece of positive news, to turn what has become an eye-sore smack-bang in the city centre into what could be the kick start to rejuvenate and reinvigorate Piccadilly (how many people must see it and just turn back up Parliament Street?). But agreed, let's hope plans are followed through with action. YorkieTalkie
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4:19pm Mon 19 Nov 12

sounds weird but says...

Good to hear it will be put to a productive use.

Probabaly not cost effective to leave it sat empty for all that time when there could be income generated from it - out of curiosity, why now?
Good to hear it will be put to a productive use. Probabaly not cost effective to leave it sat empty for all that time when there could be income generated from it - out of curiosity, why now? sounds weird but
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