Terry’s homes development plan praised

York Press: An artist’s impression of the proposed new homes on the Terry’s site An artist’s impression of the proposed new homes on the Terry’s site

NEW housing proposed for the former Terry’s factory site in York has received top marks from a leading design organisation – as councillors prepare to decide today on a planning application.

David Wilson Homes’ scheme for The Chocolate Works site off Campleshon Road – the first phase of which comprises 57 houses, 29 apartments and a retail unit – scored 12 out of 12 in the Design Council’s Building for Life assessment scheme.

In a traffic light appraisal system, the development scored green lights across the board. Assessors praised the designers for how the scheme integrated with its surroundings and linked with the “historic references” of the old Terry’s buildings.

“Every-thing from the site’s layout to the detailing of individual buildings takes its lead from the formal feel of these surroundings,” they said.

Paul Newman, David Wilson Homes’ managing director, said: “It is tremendous not just for us but for the city that one of the most eminent design bodies in the UK has singled out the design of the new homes at The Chocolate Works for such high praise.”

Officers have recommended City of York Council’s planning committee to approve a reserved matters application for the first phase of the development today.

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9:34am Thu 19 Dec 13

Garrowby Turnoff says...

It's not surprising that the logo used by the Design Council for their "Building for Life 12" scheme bears similar stark outlines to the picture above.

http://www.designcou
ncil.org.uk/our-work
/cabe/our-big-projec
ts/building-for-life
/

No wonder they praised the Chocolate Works design...
It's not surprising that the logo used by the Design Council for their "Building for Life 12" scheme bears similar stark outlines to the picture above. http://www.designcou ncil.org.uk/our-work /cabe/our-big-projec ts/building-for-life / No wonder they praised the Chocolate Works design... Garrowby Turnoff

11:14am Thu 19 Dec 13

meme says...

Once schemes win awards its the kiss of death as it means academics like them but the public don't!
I want terry's to succeed but density is going to be a huge issue for the occupiers
Once schemes win awards its the kiss of death as it means academics like them but the public don't! I want terry's to succeed but density is going to be a huge issue for the occupiers meme

12:00pm Thu 19 Dec 13

yorkie71 says...

Not what the public think though ... feeback here all agrees its ugly
http://www.yorkpress
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Not what the public think though ... feeback here all agrees its ugly http://www.yorkpress .co.uk/news/10864086 .First_artist___s_im pression_of_new_home s_plan_for_Terry___s _site/ yorkie71

12:17pm Thu 19 Dec 13

Can't all be wrong says...

Not sure if I have understood it correctly, but I am sure The Design Council Building for Life Scheme is actually a component of the Home Builders Federation. In other words it is the "club" for the building trade, endorsed by government for the benefit of developers, not at all what it is purported to be.
It's also interesting that this "award" comes hot on the heels of considerable criticism about the lack of thoughtful design when the article first appeared in the Press.
Not sure if I have understood it correctly, but I am sure The Design Council Building for Life Scheme is actually a component of the Home Builders Federation. In other words it is the "club" for the building trade, endorsed by government for the benefit of developers, not at all what it is purported to be. It's also interesting that this "award" comes hot on the heels of considerable criticism about the lack of thoughtful design when the article first appeared in the Press. Can't all be wrong

1:12pm Thu 19 Dec 13

Dave Ruddock says...

one wounders, its only a design, not a shedule, and I do wounder how long people will stay when this is built and the first race day after...... not so nice then.
one wounders, its only a design, not a shedule, and I do wounder how long people will stay when this is built and the first race day after...... not so nice then. Dave Ruddock

4:24pm Thu 19 Dec 13

donotbecomeusa says...

PRAISED!! they have to be kidding...........wh
at a bloody eyesore.
PRAISED!! they have to be kidding...........wh at a bloody eyesore. donotbecomeusa

6:29pm Thu 19 Dec 13

Rocking Horse says...

meme wrote:
Once schemes win awards its the kiss of death as it means academics like them but the public don't! I want terry's to succeed but density is going to be a huge issue for the occupiers
Barratt are CYC's favourite housebuilder, because they believe that Barratt/DWH schemes (in York) are viable prioving that the Council's affordable (social) housing targets/policies are workable.

Barratt are however very poor at making profit, and lag behind the likes of Persimmon, Bellway and Taylor Wimpey.

In the last 7 years Barratt built 98,000 homes at a net loss of £86m. They may as well be nationalised !
[quote][p][bold]meme[/bold] wrote: Once schemes win awards its the kiss of death as it means academics like them but the public don't! I want terry's to succeed but density is going to be a huge issue for the occupiers[/p][/quote]Barratt are CYC's favourite housebuilder, because they believe that Barratt/DWH schemes (in York) are viable prioving that the Council's affordable (social) housing targets/policies are workable. Barratt are however very poor at making profit, and lag behind the likes of Persimmon, Bellway and Taylor Wimpey. In the last 7 years Barratt built 98,000 homes at a net loss of £86m. They may as well be nationalised ! Rocking Horse

3:30pm Fri 20 Dec 13

Yorkies4girls says...

Nothing in the press about whether this was passed?????
Nothing in the press about whether this was passed????? Yorkies4girls

4:05pm Fri 20 Dec 13

strangebuttrue? says...

What someone found a green traffic light in York. Its a miracle. Better keep an eye on it though bet you it goes red just as you approach it.
What someone found a green traffic light in York. Its a miracle. Better keep an eye on it though bet you it goes red just as you approach it. strangebuttrue?

10:06am Sat 21 Dec 13

janice gray says...

It looks just like university accommodation blocks!!!
It looks just like university accommodation blocks!!! janice gray

1:07pm Sun 22 Dec 13

Rocking Horse says...

Unimaginative, uninspiring and drab !

Good architecture lifts your spirits, but, these CGI images are just depressing. Bland, like the worst of 1960's commercial design.

Hope the actual built development is better than this, but, I don't hold out much hope !
Unimaginative, uninspiring and drab ! Good architecture lifts your spirits, but, these CGI images are just depressing. Bland, like the worst of 1960's commercial design. Hope the actual built development is better than this, but, I don't hold out much hope ! Rocking Horse

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