Car wash at York Designer Outlet rejected

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A YORK shopping centre has seen its plans for a new car wash that would have created four jobs turned down.

Bosses at York Designer Outlet wanted to use three parking spaces at the Naburn shopping park for the “waterless” car wash which would have operated during the centre's opening hours.

However, the proposals have been rejected by City of York Council after planning officers said it would be “inappropriate development” in the Green Belt and the canopy which would have formed part of the car wash would set an “unprecedented precedent” for other schemes.

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10:23am Wed 26 Dec 12

matroom says...

What ???? The council are ridicolous, a massive shopping centre, but a car wash would look out of place !!!
What ???? The council are ridicolous, a massive shopping centre, but a car wash would look out of place !!! matroom
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10:46am Wed 26 Dec 12

Buzz Light-year says...

"an unprecedented precedent"
*Shudder*


They should have included some student flats in the plan then would have whizzed through.
"an unprecedented precedent" *Shudder* They should have included some student flats in the plan then would have whizzed through. Buzz Light-year
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11:01am Wed 26 Dec 12

bolero says...

Thank goodness we are not to be pestered by yet more people asking to wash our cars. This is becoming rather tiresome every time we enter a supermarket car park. The main component of washing a car is water which is vital in removing grit and grime from the bodywork before leathering and polishing. Otherwise over time the bodywork becomes scratched and ingrained. Hand wash with plenty of water available.
Thank goodness we are not to be pestered by yet more people asking to wash our cars. This is becoming rather tiresome every time we enter a supermarket car park. The main component of washing a car is water which is vital in removing grit and grime from the bodywork before leathering and polishing. Otherwise over time the bodywork becomes scratched and ingrained. Hand wash with plenty of water available. bolero
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12:23pm Wed 26 Dec 12

bob the builder says...

4 jobs - not for local people, the guys at Tesco Askham Bar came on the Coastliner bus from Leeds, and most of the other ones still in operation are crewed by foreign nationals, mainly Eastern European.
4 jobs - not for local people, the guys at Tesco Askham Bar came on the Coastliner bus from Leeds, and most of the other ones still in operation are crewed by foreign nationals, mainly Eastern European. bob the builder
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1:33pm Wed 26 Dec 12

eurosteve says...

cant have a useful thing like a carwash for the public in a car park , but the UNIVERSITY can keep buidling on greenbelt ? mad planners
cant have a useful thing like a carwash for the public in a car park , but the UNIVERSITY can keep buidling on greenbelt ? mad planners eurosteve
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10:56pm Wed 26 Dec 12

Woody G Mellor says...

bob the builder wrote:
4 jobs - not for local people, the guys at Tesco Askham Bar came on the Coastliner bus from Leeds, and most of the other ones still in operation are crewed by foreign nationals, mainly Eastern European.
Oh no! Shock horror!

Fascist fool.
[quote][p][bold]bob the builder[/bold] wrote: 4 jobs - not for local people, the guys at Tesco Askham Bar came on the Coastliner bus from Leeds, and most of the other ones still in operation are crewed by foreign nationals, mainly Eastern European.[/p][/quote]Oh no! Shock horror! Fascist fool. Woody G Mellor
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11:19pm Wed 26 Dec 12

henleazeyorkie says...

eurosteve wrote:
cant have a useful thing like a carwash for the public in a car park , but the UNIVERSITY can keep buidling on greenbelt ? mad planners
absolutely SPOT ON!!
[quote][p][bold]eurosteve[/bold] wrote: cant have a useful thing like a carwash for the public in a car park , but the UNIVERSITY can keep buidling on greenbelt ? mad planners[/p][/quote]absolutely SPOT ON!! henleazeyorkie
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11:34pm Wed 26 Dec 12

matroom says...

Woody G Mellor wrote:
bob the builder wrote:
4 jobs - not for local people, the guys at Tesco Askham Bar came on the Coastliner bus from Leeds, and most of the other ones still in operation are crewed by foreign nationals, mainly Eastern European.
Oh no! Shock horror!

Fascist fool.
Not fascist. Probably right !!!
[quote][p][bold]Woody G Mellor[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bob the builder[/bold] wrote: 4 jobs - not for local people, the guys at Tesco Askham Bar came on the Coastliner bus from Leeds, and most of the other ones still in operation are crewed by foreign nationals, mainly Eastern European.[/p][/quote]Oh no! Shock horror! Fascist fool.[/p][/quote]Not fascist. Probably right !!! matroom
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2:46am Thu 27 Dec 12

Magicman! says...

Putting aside the car wash in itself, this council has utterly bewildered me.... In the grounds of a large modern shopping mall the council say no to a metal canopy on stilts as it might 'be a blot on the green belt' despite being built in a car park... yet on the other side of the coin the green belt a couple of miles along the A64 eastwards now has curvy wooden-clad buildings for the university on them. I have no objections to the University buildings, and in fact quite like their architecture, but the simple fact is that to say 'yes' to something as big as that and then say 'no' to a metal roof on stilts makes zero sense and is hypocritical. Perhaps those putting in the application for the car wash should have included a 20mph blanket speed limit for no reason and then it might have been approved {tongue firmly wedged in cheek}
Putting aside the car wash in itself, this council has utterly bewildered me.... In the grounds of a large modern shopping mall the council say no to a metal canopy on stilts as it might 'be a blot on the green belt' despite being built in a car park... yet on the other side of the coin the green belt a couple of miles along the A64 eastwards now has curvy wooden-clad buildings for the university on them. I have no objections to the University buildings, and in fact quite like their architecture, but the simple fact is that to say 'yes' to something as big as that and then say 'no' to a metal roof on stilts makes zero sense and is hypocritical. Perhaps those putting in the application for the car wash should have included a 20mph blanket speed limit for no reason and then it might have been approved {tongue firmly wedged in cheek} Magicman!
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6:44am Thu 27 Dec 12

Triker55 says...

bob the builder wrote:
4 jobs - not for local people, the guys at Tesco Askham Bar came on the Coastliner bus from Leeds, and most of the other ones still in operation are crewed by foreign nationals, mainly Eastern European.
.....stealing jobs from honest British workers, in fact stealing in general.
[quote][p][bold]bob the builder[/bold] wrote: 4 jobs - not for local people, the guys at Tesco Askham Bar came on the Coastliner bus from Leeds, and most of the other ones still in operation are crewed by foreign nationals, mainly Eastern European.[/p][/quote].....stealing jobs from honest British workers, in fact stealing in general. Triker55
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