Shadow housing minister visits new development on former Terry's site

York Press: Picture shows:(L-R) Shadow housing minister Emma Reynolds with Coun Tracey Simpson-Laing and Coun James Alexander and Paul Newman, managing director of David Wilson Homes Yorkshire East. Picture shows:(L-R) Shadow housing minister Emma Reynolds with Coun Tracey Simpson-Laing and Coun James Alexander and Paul Newman, managing director of David Wilson Homes Yorkshire East.

SHADOW housing minister Emma Reynolds has been given a guided tour around the new housing development on the former Terry's factory site.

Paul Newman, managing director of David Wilson Homes, told her how the firm was helping to meet the city's acute housing need at The Chocolate Works development.

He said the company had appointed award-winning architects to deliver a mix of market-priced and affordable homes on a site which had lain derelict for eight years.

The shadow minister was in York as part of a nationwide consultation with local Labour party members and the general public about how they would like to see housing policy shape up under a future Labour Government.

York council leader James Alexander said she saw an example of how the authority was working with developers to get much needed housing off the ground, showing flexibility on the affordable allocation.

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8:31am Wed 9 Apr 14

Tom6187 says...

So they are looking for anything that seems remotely positive after the complete disaster that is the Lendal Bridge closure.
So they are looking for anything that seems remotely positive after the complete disaster that is the Lendal Bridge closure. Tom6187
  • Score: -34

9:19am Wed 9 Apr 14

Badgers Drift says...

Exactly what flexibility did CYC show with Terry's ?

The affordable housing quota Barratt-owned DWH are providing at Terrys is 20%, if I am not mistaken. This is now the maximum target that all housebuilders have to provide on brownfield sites. The council had to drop it from the previous 25% target because the dynamic viability formula they are bound by, dictated it.

After this deal was done, the council lost an appeal on the Grain Store site where the Planning Inspector ruled that no affordable (0%) was required on this site.

Another site Barratt won planning permission on at New Lane, Huntington offered 30% affordable on a greenfield site, but, that isn't being built allegedly because the landowner refused to sell after hearing about the Grain Store outcome.

The council will not hit their Local Plan target of 1,090 new homes a year, because of the damage they have done with their housing policies, mainly their affordable housing targets.

It's another fail to add to Lendal Bridge, I'm afraid.
Exactly what flexibility did CYC show with Terry's ? The affordable housing quota Barratt-owned DWH are providing at Terrys is 20%, if I am not mistaken. This is now the maximum target that all housebuilders have to provide on brownfield sites. The council had to drop it from the previous 25% target because the dynamic viability formula they are bound by, dictated it. After this deal was done, the council lost an appeal on the Grain Store site where the Planning Inspector ruled that no affordable (0%) was required on this site. Another site Barratt won planning permission on at New Lane, Huntington offered 30% affordable on a greenfield site, but, that isn't being built allegedly because the landowner refused to sell after hearing about the Grain Store outcome. The council will not hit their Local Plan target of 1,090 new homes a year, because of the damage they have done with their housing policies, mainly their affordable housing targets. It's another fail to add to Lendal Bridge, I'm afraid. Badgers Drift
  • Score: -115

9:32am Wed 9 Apr 14

Badgers Drift says...

Why on earth is the Barratt/DWH Managing Director wearing a red tie ?

Is it because he is brown-nosing the Labour politicians, pretending to be a Labour supporter ?

Maybe he is actually a Labour supporter, and is a shill, a fifth column infiltrator, using Barratt for the good of society and not it's shareholders ?

Actually looking at Barratt's abysmal performance over the last seven years, they might as well be a nationalised industry. In this period they have built a total of 98,000 homes at a net loss of £86m. They would have been better off not bothering, and would have made more money by putting their capital in a building society account!
Why on earth is the Barratt/DWH Managing Director wearing a red tie ? Is it because he is brown-nosing the Labour politicians, pretending to be a Labour supporter ? Maybe he is actually a Labour supporter, and is a shill, a fifth column infiltrator, using Barratt for the good of society and not it's shareholders ? Actually looking at Barratt's abysmal performance over the last seven years, they might as well be a nationalised industry. In this period they have built a total of 98,000 homes at a net loss of £86m. They would have been better off not bothering, and would have made more money by putting their capital in a building society account! Badgers Drift
  • Score: -137

2:32pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Kevin Turvey says...

The photograph says it all really, 1x MP, 2x York Councillors and a property developer.

Is it wise to trust any of these pillars of the community, 2 of in particular, I’ll leave you to decide who! (Ok then a clue:- the middle two!).

Never mind the real issues in York as long as a failing council with failing ‘leadership’ gets its photo opportunity in a vain attempt to take the heat away from other debacles eh?

Just let the developer get on with it, without your ‘help’!

Are we sure that Simply very Wrong and Jimmy ‘lend me a tenner’ Alexander were not attending an interview as labourers on the site before submitting their notices from their present roles?

‘The shadow minister was in York as part of a nationwide consultation with local Labour party members and the general public about how they would like to see housing policy shape up under a future Labour Government.’

Ha Ha is this a very distant ‘future’?
Or a fantasy ‘future’.
Not likely after the mess they left!

Caption competition anybody?
The photograph says it all really, 1x MP, 2x York Councillors and a property developer. Is it wise to trust any of these pillars of the community, 2 of in particular, I’ll leave you to decide who! (Ok then a clue:- the middle two!). Never mind the real issues in York as long as a failing council with failing ‘leadership’ gets its photo opportunity in a vain attempt to take the heat away from other debacles eh? Just let the developer get on with it, without your ‘help’! Are we sure that Simply very Wrong and Jimmy ‘lend me a tenner’ Alexander were not attending an interview as labourers on the site before submitting their notices from their present roles? ‘The shadow minister was in York as part of a nationwide consultation with local Labour party members and the general public about how they would like to see housing policy shape up under a future Labour Government.’ Ha Ha is this a very distant ‘future’? Or a fantasy ‘future’. Not likely after the mess they left! Caption competition anybody? Kevin Turvey
  • Score: -113

3:29pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Archiebold the 1st says...

I’ll go for caption comp...

"Emma, we pushed through this application to help affordable housing because me as leader of York city council care about the poor."

Thinking bubble. "she will never know all these diggers are secretly looking for the lost chocolate orange treasures... mwah mwah mwah"
I’ll go for caption comp... "Emma, we pushed through this application to help affordable housing because me as leader of York city council care about the poor." Thinking bubble. "she will never know all these diggers are secretly looking for the lost chocolate orange treasures... mwah mwah mwah" Archiebold the 1st
  • Score: -97

10:27pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Deerstalker99 says...

Get your hands out of your pockets you oik. And what's with the coat? Reminiscent of Michael Foot at the Cenotaph. Monkey.
Get your hands out of your pockets you oik. And what's with the coat? Reminiscent of Michael Foot at the Cenotaph. Monkey. Deerstalker99
  • Score: -70

1:26pm Thu 10 Apr 14

alanyork says...

Kevin Turvey wrote:
The photograph says it all really, 1x MP, 2x York Councillors and a property developer.

Is it wise to trust any of these pillars of the community, 2 of in particular, I’ll leave you to decide who! (Ok then a clue:- the middle two!).

Never mind the real issues in York as long as a failing council with failing ‘leadership’ gets its photo opportunity in a vain attempt to take the heat away from other debacles eh?

Just let the developer get on with it, without your ‘help’!

Are we sure that Simply very Wrong and Jimmy ‘lend me a tenner’ Alexander were not attending an interview as labourers on the site before submitting their notices from their present roles?

‘The shadow minister was in York as part of a nationwide consultation with local Labour party members and the general public about how they would like to see housing policy shape up under a future Labour Government.’

Ha Ha is this a very distant ‘future’?
Or a fantasy ‘future’.
Not likely after the mess they left!

Caption competition anybody?
FUNNY, I thought Simply Very Wrong had died and gone to hell !!!!
I hope the mottley crew are in THE BRIGANTES TONIGHT because we will give em HELL !!!
i'll see if i can find out when they are resigning so i can let everyone know.
WE WILL ALL HAVE A STREET PARTY ON LENDAL BRIDGE TO CELEBRATE-----------
- HIP HIP HOORAY
[quote][p][bold]Kevin Turvey[/bold] wrote: The photograph says it all really, 1x MP, 2x York Councillors and a property developer. Is it wise to trust any of these pillars of the community, 2 of in particular, I’ll leave you to decide who! (Ok then a clue:- the middle two!). Never mind the real issues in York as long as a failing council with failing ‘leadership’ gets its photo opportunity in a vain attempt to take the heat away from other debacles eh? Just let the developer get on with it, without your ‘help’! Are we sure that Simply very Wrong and Jimmy ‘lend me a tenner’ Alexander were not attending an interview as labourers on the site before submitting their notices from their present roles? ‘The shadow minister was in York as part of a nationwide consultation with local Labour party members and the general public about how they would like to see housing policy shape up under a future Labour Government.’ Ha Ha is this a very distant ‘future’? Or a fantasy ‘future’. Not likely after the mess they left! Caption competition anybody?[/p][/quote]FUNNY, I thought Simply Very Wrong had died and gone to hell !!!! I hope the mottley crew are in THE BRIGANTES TONIGHT because we will give em HELL !!! i'll see if i can find out when they are resigning so i can let everyone know. WE WILL ALL HAVE A STREET PARTY ON LENDAL BRIDGE TO CELEBRATE----------- - HIP HIP HOORAY alanyork
  • Score: 1

1:31pm Thu 10 Apr 14

alanyork says...

Deerstalker99 wrote:
Get your hands out of your pockets you oik. And what's with the coat? Reminiscent of Michael Foot at the Cenotaph. Monkey.
JUST WHAT I WAS THINKING, HE LOOKS LIKE A ' LABOURER'
[quote][p][bold]Deerstalker99[/bold] wrote: Get your hands out of your pockets you oik. And what's with the coat? Reminiscent of Michael Foot at the Cenotaph. Monkey.[/p][/quote]JUST WHAT I WAS THINKING, HE LOOKS LIKE A ' LABOURER' alanyork
  • Score: 1

8:39pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Deerstalker99 says...

alanyork wrote:
Deerstalker99 wrote:
Get your hands out of your pockets you oik. And what's with the coat? Reminiscent of Michael Foot at the Cenotaph. Monkey.
JUST WHAT I WAS THINKING, HE LOOKS LIKE A ' LABOURER'
That's about the only job the idiot could manage.
[quote][p][bold]alanyork[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Deerstalker99[/bold] wrote: Get your hands out of your pockets you oik. And what's with the coat? Reminiscent of Michael Foot at the Cenotaph. Monkey.[/p][/quote]JUST WHAT I WAS THINKING, HE LOOKS LIKE A ' LABOURER'[/p][/quote]That's about the only job the idiot could manage. Deerstalker99
  • Score: 1

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