Ampleforth homes plan set for approval

Ampleforth

Ampleforth

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

PLANS for 30 new homes in picturesque North Yorkshire village could be approved today only months after a poll among residents opposed large developments.

Ryedale District Council’s planning committee will debate proposals by Davis Wilson Homes for the housing scheme off Station Road, Ampleforth, with the authority’s planners having recommended the application for approval.

In last September’s parish poll, 228 of the 263 Ampleforth residents who took part – 87 per cent – said they did not want developments of more than four houses on greenfield sites.

However, a report on the Station Road scheme by council planning officer Gary Housden said that while the committee could take the results into account, they could “be afforded little weight” when making a decision on the proposals.

His report said officers felt the development would not have an adverse impact on Ampleforth residents and sites for housing were needed in Ryedale.

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9:14am Tue 12 Feb 13

capt spaulding says...

30 homes will mean 60 extra cars going in and out every day plus deliveries etc
Bus service to york for an 8am start ?

Now if someone could explain affordable housing, when to live there you need 2 cars.
30 homes will mean 60 extra cars going in and out every day plus deliveries etc Bus service to york for an 8am start ? Now if someone could explain affordable housing, when to live there you need 2 cars. capt spaulding
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10:11am Tue 12 Feb 13

BL2 says...

It's the same all over. The 24 or so houses in Elvington to be built on Greenbelt land were opposed but none of the objections were listened to, even the ones by Yorkshire Water!
It's the same all over. The 24 or so houses in Elvington to be built on Greenbelt land were opposed but none of the objections were listened to, even the ones by Yorkshire Water! BL2
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10:36am Tue 12 Feb 13

twotonethomas says...

capt spaulding wrote:
30 homes will mean 60 extra cars going in and out every day plus deliveries etc
Bus service to york for an 8am start ?

Now if someone could explain affordable housing, when to live there you need 2 cars.
People earning £30k-£40k per year can need affordable housing in expensive rural areas. But can still afford to run a car or even two.
[quote][p][bold]capt spaulding[/bold] wrote: 30 homes will mean 60 extra cars going in and out every day plus deliveries etc Bus service to york for an 8am start ? Now if someone could explain affordable housing, when to live there you need 2 cars.[/p][/quote]People earning £30k-£40k per year can need affordable housing in expensive rural areas. But can still afford to run a car or even two. twotonethomas
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1:07pm Tue 12 Feb 13

neutral observer 2 says...

Im waiting for the deranged rant from Strensall.
Blaming villagers who have a family tree less than 150 years, holding back developers making a right packet
Im waiting for the deranged rant from Strensall. Blaming villagers who have a family tree less than 150 years, holding back developers making a right packet neutral observer 2
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5:01pm Tue 12 Feb 13

the butler says...

If there is a real need for these homes; put them on a brownfield site, quit whittling away at the green belt, because in the future there will not be any green belt for the public if the developers keep having their way!!!
If there is a real need for these homes; put them on a brownfield site, quit whittling away at the green belt, because in the future there will not be any green belt for the public if the developers keep having their way!!! the butler
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7:14am Wed 13 Feb 13

Yorkybob says...

There is no Green Belt around Ampleforth.
There is no Green Belt around Ampleforth. Yorkybob
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8:58am Wed 13 Feb 13

capt spaulding says...

neutral observer 2 wrote:
Im waiting for the deranged rant from Strensall.
Blaming villagers who have a family tree less than 150 years, holding back developers making a right packet
You gave the game away with that one !
You on the council payroll per chance?
[quote][p][bold]neutral observer 2[/bold] wrote: Im waiting for the deranged rant from Strensall. Blaming villagers who have a family tree less than 150 years, holding back developers making a right packet[/p][/quote]You gave the game away with that one ! You on the council payroll per chance? capt spaulding
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10:41am Wed 13 Feb 13

Yorkybob says...

You dont have to be " on the council payroll". to be correct. It is sometimes useful to use the right terminology. Good luck with your campaign.
You dont have to be " on the council payroll". to be correct. It is sometimes useful to use the right terminology. Good luck with your campaign. Yorkybob
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11:19am Wed 13 Feb 13

neutral observer 2 says...

capt spaulding wrote:
neutral observer 2 wrote:
Im waiting for the deranged rant from Strensall.
Blaming villagers who have a family tree less than 150 years, holding back developers making a right packet
You gave the game away with that one !
You on the council payroll per chance?
Thats your problem to deal with. Not everything is a game.
I have worked for the council, as a contractor.
Does every opinion on here have to accompanied with a cv , photo id, birth certificate ?
Village expansion is, within reason something i support.
Souless expansion like Strensall , Wiggington i wouldn't.
There are plenty of brownfield sites available, between the council guidelines and weathly developers sitting on theirs hands waiting for the rules to change, are both culpable in making a bad national problem worse locally.
[quote][p][bold]capt spaulding[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]neutral observer 2[/bold] wrote: Im waiting for the deranged rant from Strensall. Blaming villagers who have a family tree less than 150 years, holding back developers making a right packet[/p][/quote]You gave the game away with that one ! You on the council payroll per chance?[/p][/quote]Thats your problem to deal with. Not everything is a game. I have worked for the council, as a contractor. Does every opinion on here have to accompanied with a cv , photo id, birth certificate ? Village expansion is, within reason something i support. Souless expansion like Strensall , Wiggington i wouldn't. There are plenty of brownfield sites available, between the council guidelines and weathly developers sitting on theirs hands waiting for the rules to change, are both culpable in making a bad national problem worse locally. neutral observer 2
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