Chancellor George Osborne’s autumn statement move may be boost for housing in York

York Press: . .

YORK’S council leader intends to look at how new Government plans on borrowing to get housing schemes off the ground could help move schemes in the city forward.

Chancellor George Osborne’s autumn statement this week raised the amount councils can borrow for building by £300 million, which local authorities have said could provide them with more financial freedom.

City of York Council’s draft Local Plan development blueprint marks out building 22,000 new homes, including many on green-belt land, and the Labour authority’s leader, Coun James Alexander, said the borrowing increase could kickstart such schemes.

He said: “I will be exploring how the Government intends this to work and what opportunity this could provide to supporting York’s ambition for new homes.”

Coun Alexander said he had recently written to Mr Osborne asking for him to block a planned increase in small business rates because of the “fragile” economic recovery.

Following the autumn statement, he said: “I am pleased the Chancellor has taken some heed in that he will cap increases to business rates, but I am disappointed he did not go further.”

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12:29pm Sat 7 Dec 13

Rocking Horse says...

I agree with Coun Alexander - George Osborne did not go far enough with his Autumn Statement measures....

Instead of removing the imposition of S106 affordable housing requirements for sites of up to 10 dwellings, he should have removed it from all sites. Only then will the numbers of new homes being built by the private sector recover to any meaningful level !
I agree with Coun Alexander - George Osborne did not go far enough with his Autumn Statement measures.... Instead of removing the imposition of S106 affordable housing requirements for sites of up to 10 dwellings, he should have removed it from all sites. Only then will the numbers of new homes being built by the private sector recover to any meaningful level ! Rocking Horse

12:34pm Sat 7 Dec 13

Rocking Horse says...

Coun Alexander said he had recently written to Mr Osborne asking for him to block a planned increase in small business rates because of the “fragile” economic recovery.

Following the autumn statement, he said: “I am pleased the Chancellor has taken some heed in that he will cap increases to business rates, but I am disappointed he did not go further.”


Shameful glory hunting from the wannabe MP - trying to take credit for this because he wrote a letter - as if George Osborne would listen to him ?

This is typical of Alexander - it's all about him !
[quote] Coun Alexander said he had recently written to Mr Osborne asking for him to block a planned increase in small business rates because of the “fragile” economic recovery. Following the autumn statement, he said: “I am pleased the Chancellor has taken some heed in that he will cap increases to business rates, but I am disappointed he did not go further.” [/quote] Shameful glory hunting from the wannabe MP - trying to take credit for this because he wrote a letter - as if George Osborne would listen to him ? This is typical of Alexander - it's all about him ! Rocking Horse

4:24pm Sat 7 Dec 13

chelk says...

Alexander and his Labour Council looking at how the Government plans can help them will they now be taking up the offer from the same Government to keep Council Tax rises down
Alexander and his Labour Council looking at how the Government plans can help them will they now be taking up the offer from the same Government to keep Council Tax rises down chelk

5:02pm Sat 7 Dec 13

courier46 says...

I`m pretty sure the majority of people don't want 22,000 new homes which will ruin York and I`m even more sure they don't want them on green belt land.
Wannabees trying to destroy our beautiful city.
I`m pretty sure the majority of people don't want 22,000 new homes which will ruin York and I`m even more sure they don't want them on green belt land. Wannabees trying to destroy our beautiful city. courier46

8:53pm Sat 7 Dec 13

browbeaten says...

Mark my words. We will never fulfill our housing needs, as a nation or a world.
There are more people on the planet now than we followed. A good example, and im not racist is ethiopia. 1985 geldof anda co. warbled their collective heads off. Result by 2005 the population had doubled from under 40million to over 80 million. In this country it would be a good idea to cap the breeding
the state should finance. 2 children end of business. Look around you. Building periods around say york over the last 100 years. Look at the architecture it gets. Newer as it moves out of town . We are full when will somebody connect with this view ?
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Mark my words. We will never fulfill our housing needs, as a nation or a world. There are more people on the planet now than we followed. A good example, and im not racist is ethiopia. 1985 geldof anda co. warbled their collective heads off. Result by 2005 the population had doubled from under 40million to over 80 million. In this country it would be a good idea to cap the breeding the state should finance. 2 children end of business. Look around you. Building periods around say york over the last 100 years. Look at the architecture it gets. Newer as it moves out of town . We are full when will somebody connect with this view ? . browbeaten

3:27am Sun 8 Dec 13

Magicman! says...

browbeaten wrote:
Mark my words. We will never fulfill our housing needs, as a nation or a world.
There are more people on the planet now than we followed. A good example, and im not racist is ethiopia. 1985 geldof anda co. warbled their collective heads off. Result by 2005 the population had doubled from under 40million to over 80 million. In this country it would be a good idea to cap the breeding
the state should finance. 2 children end of business. Look around you. Building periods around say york over the last 100 years. Look at the architecture it gets. Newer as it moves out of town . We are full when will somebody connect with this view ?
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Say that to the government, or perhaps more importantly, the EU.
Immigration to the UK over a year should only be allowed to equal the number of those who have left the UK over the same year - with priority given to those who are under threat of death if they cannot get in to the UK.
[quote][p][bold]browbeaten[/bold] wrote: Mark my words. We will never fulfill our housing needs, as a nation or a world. There are more people on the planet now than we followed. A good example, and im not racist is ethiopia. 1985 geldof anda co. warbled their collective heads off. Result by 2005 the population had doubled from under 40million to over 80 million. In this country it would be a good idea to cap the breeding the state should finance. 2 children end of business. Look around you. Building periods around say york over the last 100 years. Look at the architecture it gets. Newer as it moves out of town . We are full when will somebody connect with this view ? .[/p][/quote]Say that to the government, or perhaps more importantly, the EU. Immigration to the UK over a year should only be allowed to equal the number of those who have left the UK over the same year - with priority given to those who are under threat of death if they cannot get in to the UK. Magicman!

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