Parish council opposes Strensall homes plan

A PARISH council has opposed new homes planned for a former tannery site in York – despite residents saying they wanted the site to be redeveloped after it was targeted by arsonists and vandals.

The £5.24 million scheme by David Wilson Homes would create 53 houses on the site of Sheriff Hutton Road, in Strensall.

The site has been empty for eight years and villagers have regularly voiced their anger at the derelict state of the land.

However, Towthorpe Parish Council has objected to the plans.

It says it welcomes the scheme “in principle” but is unhappy about issues including the design of some of the homes and a cycle bridge over the River Foss, the lack of a play area and possible future congestion problems.

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2:04pm Tue 20 Nov 12

beretta says...

possible future congestion problems. Come on Strensall parish council you must have been walking around with your eyes closed, there's been MAJOR traffic problems in Strensall village main street and West end for years.
If my memory serves me right going back about ten years ago C.F. Stead the company who owns the tannery site said they would put a foot bridge at the side of the road bridge and would donate land from the bridge to New lane for a footpath to the burial ground and put £2000 towards the cost of the footpath, on getting planning permision, which they got years ago.
What is going to happen to the traffic problem in Strensall when the other development gets the go ahead, the one between southfields and the railway line???????
possible future congestion problems. Come on Strensall parish council you must have been walking around with your eyes closed, there's been MAJOR traffic problems in Strensall village main street and West end for years. If my memory serves me right going back about ten years ago C.F. Stead the company who owns the tannery site said they would put a foot bridge at the side of the road bridge and would donate land from the bridge to New lane for a footpath to the burial ground and put £2000 towards the cost of the footpath, on getting planning permision, which they got years ago. What is going to happen to the traffic problem in Strensall when the other development gets the go ahead, the one between southfields and the railway line??????? beretta
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