York MP Julian Sturdy in green belt appeal

York Press: Julian Sturdy Julian Sturdy

ONE of York’s MPs has called on residents in the city and nearby villages to air their views on how green belt land is protected for the future as a Government report on the issue is prepared.

Julian Sturdy, who represents York Outer, is a vice-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on the Green Belt which is writing the report and consulting across the UK.

He has criticised plans by City of York Council to build thousands of homes on greenfield land as part of its draft Local Plan, which maps out how York could be developed up to 2030. Mr Sturdy also says travellers’ sites and wind farms on green belt sites will damage York.

He said: “There has never been a more important time for Parliament to act to protect our green belts and I am sure residents in York and the surrounding communities will be keen to share their experiences with the group and highlight concerns.”

Responses and comments should be emails to appggreenbelt@gmail.com or posted to APPG Greenbelt, Room 20, Norman Shaw North, House of Commons SW1A 0AA, by January 31, and they can also be sent directly to Mr Sturdy.

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9:22am Thu 12 Dec 13

poptree says...

Just when his own government wants to increase housebuilding too! I think with the homes shortage in York, his actions are selfish. Of course developments have to be sensitive and well considered and the local community consulted, but this seems like an opportunistic move, building on local base instincts to nimbyism, to get himself re-elected at the expensive of lower income people and younger generations.
Just when his own government wants to increase housebuilding too! I think with the homes shortage in York, his actions are selfish. Of course developments have to be sensitive and well considered and the local community consulted, but this seems like an opportunistic move, building on local base instincts to nimbyism, to get himself re-elected at the expensive of lower income people and younger generations. poptree

9:52am Thu 12 Dec 13

take 5 says...

if york university had been forced to build enough accommodation to house all its students as part of an agreement before building its extension we wouldnt have this problem it would free up so many houses for the people of york and we wouldnt need to build so many new builds. its a pity york council are in the universitys pocket anything they want they get so we are going to need to build on green belt to sort this housing shortage and im all for it
if york university had been forced to build enough accommodation to house all its students as part of an agreement before building its extension we wouldnt have this problem it would free up so many houses for the people of york and we wouldnt need to build so many new builds. its a pity york council are in the universitys pocket anything they want they get so we are going to need to build on green belt to sort this housing shortage and im all for it take 5

10:22am Thu 12 Dec 13

The Great Buda says...

poptree wrote:
Just when his own government wants to increase housebuilding too! I think with the homes shortage in York, his actions are selfish. Of course developments have to be sensitive and well considered and the local community consulted, but this seems like an opportunistic move, building on local base instincts to nimbyism, to get himself re-elected at the expensive of lower income people and younger generations.
His actions are indeed selfish and little more than politicking for the sake of it.

What he should be doing is working with the council to solve the problem.
[quote][p][bold]poptree[/bold] wrote: Just when his own government wants to increase housebuilding too! I think with the homes shortage in York, his actions are selfish. Of course developments have to be sensitive and well considered and the local community consulted, but this seems like an opportunistic move, building on local base instincts to nimbyism, to get himself re-elected at the expensive of lower income people and younger generations.[/p][/quote]His actions are indeed selfish and little more than politicking for the sake of it. What he should be doing is working with the council to solve the problem. The Great Buda

10:54am Thu 12 Dec 13

TheTruthHurts says...

The Great Buda wrote:
poptree wrote:
Just when his own government wants to increase housebuilding too! I think with the homes shortage in York, his actions are selfish. Of course developments have to be sensitive and well considered and the local community consulted, but this seems like an opportunistic move, building on local base instincts to nimbyism, to get himself re-elected at the expensive of lower income people and younger generations.
His actions are indeed selfish and little more than politicking for the sake of it.

What he should be doing is working with the council to solve the problem.
True but the snag being that it is very difficult to work with the council on any housing issues. It is very much a closed shop as the many comments and letter writers to the press will confirm
[quote][p][bold]The Great Buda[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]poptree[/bold] wrote: Just when his own government wants to increase housebuilding too! I think with the homes shortage in York, his actions are selfish. Of course developments have to be sensitive and well considered and the local community consulted, but this seems like an opportunistic move, building on local base instincts to nimbyism, to get himself re-elected at the expensive of lower income people and younger generations.[/p][/quote]His actions are indeed selfish and little more than politicking for the sake of it. What he should be doing is working with the council to solve the problem.[/p][/quote]True but the snag being that it is very difficult to work with the council on any housing issues. It is very much a closed shop as the many comments and letter writers to the press will confirm TheTruthHurts

10:58am Thu 12 Dec 13

BL2 says...

The Great Buda wrote:
poptree wrote:
Just when his own government wants to increase housebuilding too! I think with the homes shortage in York, his actions are selfish. Of course developments have to be sensitive and well considered and the local community consulted, but this seems like an opportunistic move, building on local base instincts to nimbyism, to get himself re-elected at the expensive of lower income people and younger generations.
His actions are indeed selfish and little more than politicking for the sake of it.

What he should be doing is working with the council to solve the problem.
Nothing selfish about it! Green Belt land should not be built on full stop!
[quote][p][bold]The Great Buda[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]poptree[/bold] wrote: Just when his own government wants to increase housebuilding too! I think with the homes shortage in York, his actions are selfish. Of course developments have to be sensitive and well considered and the local community consulted, but this seems like an opportunistic move, building on local base instincts to nimbyism, to get himself re-elected at the expensive of lower income people and younger generations.[/p][/quote]His actions are indeed selfish and little more than politicking for the sake of it. What he should be doing is working with the council to solve the problem.[/p][/quote]Nothing selfish about it! Green Belt land should not be built on full stop! BL2

12:07pm Thu 12 Dec 13

remarkability says...

Does this Green Belt area butt up to Julian's farm I wonder?
Does this Green Belt area butt up to Julian's farm I wonder? remarkability

12:42pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Anniegetyourgun says...

Would Mr. Sturday like to respond to the question of whether he would accept or decline an 11% pay increase as suggested by Ipsa? See today's Daily Telegraph. Mr. Bayley hasn't responded either.
Would Mr. Sturday like to respond to the question of whether he would accept or decline an 11% pay increase as suggested by Ipsa? See today's Daily Telegraph. Mr. Bayley hasn't responded either. Anniegetyourgun

4:26pm Thu 12 Dec 13

meme says...

There is nothing wrong with building on green belt.....all land was originally green
what is wrong is inappropriate development in green belt. The right scale and design in green belt is fine and we will have to use green land if we want to increase housing
what is wrong is the push by Councils for density and hence the lowest common denominator of homes. there is room for big and small homes everywhere if design is right but the constant forcing of affordables down developers necks obviously leads to cutting costs in the understandable drive for profit and therefore poor houses overall
as in all things in life ''you get what you pay for''. If you want it cheap in general you get bad design. Pay for it and you get the best
It really is that simple.
Although not green belt look at the development briefs and density requirements for the Poor Clare's on Lawrence st, Terry's/Nestle/Briti
sh Sugar and York Central sites. We are going to be building homes at densities that will create the slums of the future....Nobody seems to pick this up
I will be buying a decent sized home now as we wont be delivering them again under present rules for planning and it may be a good investment.
There is nothing wrong with building on green belt.....all land was originally green what is wrong is inappropriate development in green belt. The right scale and design in green belt is fine and we will have to use green land if we want to increase housing what is wrong is the push by Councils for density and hence the lowest common denominator of homes. there is room for big and small homes everywhere if design is right but the constant forcing of affordables down developers necks obviously leads to cutting costs in the understandable drive for profit and therefore poor houses overall as in all things in life ''you get what you pay for''. If you want it cheap in general you get bad design. Pay for it and you get the best It really is that simple. Although not green belt look at the development briefs and density requirements for the Poor Clare's on Lawrence st, Terry's/Nestle/Briti sh Sugar and York Central sites. We are going to be building homes at densities that will create the slums of the future....Nobody seems to pick this up I will be buying a decent sized home now as we wont be delivering them again under present rules for planning and it may be a good investment. meme

4:51pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Caecilius says...

remarkability wrote:
Does this Green Belt area butt up to Julian's farm I wonder?
Or is he thinking that the houses that will be built on it might well be occupied by people who, unlike his rural constituents, don't vote Tory?
[quote][p][bold]remarkability[/bold] wrote: Does this Green Belt area butt up to Julian's farm I wonder?[/p][/quote]Or is he thinking that the houses that will be built on it might well be occupied by people who, unlike his rural constituents, don't vote Tory? Caecilius

6:23pm Thu 12 Dec 13

donotbecomeusa says...

Why do you people want to destroy York? Leave the green belt alone..enough damage already with building ugly shopping malls...
Why do you people want to destroy York? Leave the green belt alone..enough damage already with building ugly shopping malls... donotbecomeusa

8:10pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Dave Ruddock says...

I do wounder when the (BROWN) sites be used first. ALSO, to help with the Brown site Build Flats, and charge the old, companies/or government so that these sites are used first. "GREEN SITE " building because its clean , is a bad call, and we have tghis problem on "a" brown site are expensive to clean up aftter going in to mis use. (b) 3 o 4 storie flats or flat complexes be built on those site. and (c) last resort green sites and Upper Middle class housing be the very very last thing. we all knpw the population is and always will increase, Gedt the city centre used.
I do wounder when the (BROWN) sites be used first. ALSO, to help with the Brown site Build Flats, and charge the old, companies/or government so that these sites are used first. "GREEN SITE " building because its clean , is a bad call, and we have tghis problem on "a" brown site are expensive to clean up aftter going in to mis use. (b) 3 o 4 storie flats or flat complexes be built on those site. and (c) last resort green sites and Upper Middle class housing be the very very last thing. we all knpw the population is and always will increase, Gedt the city centre used. Dave Ruddock

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