Approval for Terry’s development and Askham Bryan College expansion

York Press: . .

TWO multimillion-pound developments are to get under way in York next year, bringing new homes and extended educational facilities to the city.

City of York Council has approved plans for the former Terry’s Chocolate Works development and an application from Askham Bryan College for a £34 million expansion.

Work to build 85 new homes at the Bisthopthorpe Road site will begin immediately, according to York-based developer David Wilson Homes. The first phase will see 57 houses built, 29 apartments and a retail unit.

Paul Newman, managing director at David Wilson, said: “We can now set to work in earnest to provide the kind of quality new homes which our vibrant city needs. The site holds a special place in York’s history and we are determined to make a landmark statement which respects the heritage and reflects the architectural legacy of the former Terry’s Chocolate Works.”

The new homes are expected to go on sale in Spring.

Council leader Coun James Alexander said: “We are delighted that we’re able to help bring this brownfield site forward for much-needed homes.

“The Chocolate Works is a central platform in that programme.”

Askham Bryan College’s expansion, which will create 120 jobs and see almost 1,600 extra students based there by 2017/18, will now have to be approved by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles, because it is on a green belt site.

The plans include a purpose-built animal management centre and an international-standard equine centre.

The college, specialising in agriculture and land management courses, also plans to build a polo field, new teaching areas, a 300-student accommodation block and a glass roof over the campus’ quad, as well as improving its farm buildings and wildlife park.

Liz Philip, college chief executive and principal, told the meeting: “We educate around 5,000 people, and are seeing a rise in our student numbers. Our education is based on rural industry, and 60,000 additional jobs are needed in our industry due to a skills shortage.

“We are exceptionally well-placed to deliver world-class education.

“This is the largest investment in the college since it was built, and will see York leading the rest of the country.”

If approved, the scheme’s first phase, costing £6 million, would see the animal management centre built with the aim of opening it next September, followed by a £9.5 million stage including the equine centre, quad roof and farm improvements.

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3:13pm Sat 21 Dec 13

Rocking Horse says...

How was the Council able to help bring this site forward ?

It had nothing to do with them, and they did nothing. other than contribute towards Grantside's failure.

As usual Alexander desperately trying to take credit for stuff he has nowt to do with.

INTERESTING FACTS.
Barratt built a total of 98,000 homes in the last 7 years (2007 to 2013) and made a net loss of £86m !
They lag behing Persimmon by a mile in terms of profitability, proving that they ain't no great shakes at what they do.
How was the Council able to help bring this site forward ? It had nothing to do with them, and they did nothing. other than contribute towards Grantside's failure. As usual Alexander desperately trying to take credit for stuff he has nowt to do with. INTERESTING FACTS. Barratt built a total of 98,000 homes in the last 7 years (2007 to 2013) and made a net loss of £86m ! They lag behing Persimmon by a mile in terms of profitability, proving that they ain't no great shakes at what they do. Rocking Horse

4:27pm Sat 21 Dec 13

chelk says...

See the Moron who is fiddling figures is still here
See the Moron who is fiddling figures is still here chelk

4:58pm Sat 21 Dec 13

chelk says...

Still here The Muppet
Still here The Muppet chelk

5:46pm Sat 21 Dec 13

YOUWILLDOASISAY says...

Another example of hours spent deleting cookies, refreshing multiple pages and marking down comments.

Can't face the truth.
Won't face the truth.

Desperate to control opinion but looking pathetic and vulnerable in the attempt, carry on you have many more posts to mark down in the coming months.

Keep posting the content remains un-changed.
Another example of hours spent deleting cookies, refreshing multiple pages and marking down comments. Can't face the truth. Won't face the truth. Desperate to control opinion but looking pathetic and vulnerable in the attempt, carry on you have many more posts to mark down in the coming months. Keep posting the content remains un-changed. YOUWILLDOASISAY

6:30pm Sat 21 Dec 13

Rocking Horse says...

chelk wrote:
See the Moron who is fiddling figures is still here
Yes, despite being reported to the Press Editor, he has been unable to stop it.

Like the Labour Council who the hacker seeks to protect, he/she/they is/are pathetic !

Tjis just helps the inevitable outcome in 2015, when Alexander and Labour will be out !
[quote][p][bold]chelk[/bold] wrote: See the Moron who is fiddling figures is still here[/p][/quote]Yes, despite being reported to the Press Editor, he has been unable to stop it. Like the Labour Council who the hacker seeks to protect, he/she/they is/are pathetic ! Tjis just helps the inevitable outcome in 2015, when Alexander and Labour will be out ! Rocking Horse

3:19am Sun 22 Dec 13

Magicman! says...

YOUWILLDOASISAY wrote:
Another example of hours spent deleting cookies, refreshing multiple pages and marking down comments.

Can't face the truth.
Won't face the truth.

Desperate to control opinion but looking pathetic and vulnerable in the attempt, carry on you have many more posts to mark down in the coming months.

Keep posting the content remains un-changed.
It's more likely a Javascript hack... Every comment made has it's own unique ID number - for example, the comment above this one I'm writing (not the quote, but the post by Rocking Horse) has an ID number of 12284041. Javascript commands can be executed if you enter them into the address bar at the top of your browser window, so long as they are formatted correctly and relate to a function on the page.

Whilst this is just a fictional example and not the actual command, you could for example write out:
javascript:commentHa
ndler.changeLike('Pl
us',12284041);
- and if it is the correct syntax then the comment will be rated up whilst bypassing the blocker that prevents multiple voting by means of using mouse clicks.

Alternatively for somebody going all out petty on the scores front, they could copy across the master file that has the scoring javascript controls and ptu it onto their own webspace, then run every page on this website through a parsing scipt addon in their browser (greasemoney, for example) so that the link to the control file on the Press server is replaced with a link to the file on their own server, and then on their own example they simply take out the line of text that controls the cookies.

Personally, I think altering the scores like this is juvenile and petty. Just because you can't face up to the fact other people don't like your opinion doesn't mean you go making a mockery of the scoring system. I make comments that people don't like - it doesn't necessarily make my comment wrong, it doesn't make their opinion wrong either; once you go into votes of -50 or more then the comment is out of line with general public opinion....
[quote][p][bold]YOUWILLDOASISAY[/bold] wrote: Another example of hours spent deleting cookies, refreshing multiple pages and marking down comments. Can't face the truth. Won't face the truth. Desperate to control opinion but looking pathetic and vulnerable in the attempt, carry on you have many more posts to mark down in the coming months. Keep posting the content remains un-changed.[/p][/quote]It's more likely a Javascript hack... Every comment made has it's own unique ID number - for example, the comment above this one I'm writing (not the quote, but the post by Rocking Horse) has an ID number of 12284041. Javascript commands can be executed if you enter them into the address bar at the top of your browser window, so long as they are formatted correctly and relate to a function on the page. Whilst this is just a fictional example and not the actual command, you could for example write out: javascript:commentHa ndler.changeLike('Pl us',12284041); - and if it is the correct syntax then the comment will be rated up whilst bypassing the blocker that prevents multiple voting by means of using mouse clicks. Alternatively for somebody going all out petty on the scores front, they could copy across the master file that has the scoring javascript controls and ptu it onto their own webspace, then run every page on this website through a parsing scipt addon in their browser (greasemoney, for example) so that the link to the control file on the Press server is replaced with a link to the file on their own server, and then on their own example they simply take out the line of text that controls the cookies. Personally, I think altering the scores like this is juvenile and petty. Just because you can't face up to the fact other people don't like your opinion doesn't mean you go making a mockery of the scoring system. I make comments that people don't like - it doesn't necessarily make my comment wrong, it doesn't make their opinion wrong either; once you go into votes of -50 or more then the comment is out of line with general public opinion.... Magicman!

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