£1.67m new homes plan for former pub site

£1.67m new homes plan for former Holgate pub site

£1.67m new homes plan for former Holgate pub site

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CITY of York council is to spend £1.67 million buying new homes set to be built on a former pub site in York, in a bid to relieve the housing crisis in the city.

The council cabinet agreed a plan on Tuesday to pre-buy 14 one-bedroomed apartments on the site of the Pack of Cards pub in Lindsay Avenue in Acomb, as homes for people hit by the bedroom tax and older people downsizing from larger council houses, from RHW Developers.

The pub went on the market in September 2012 after it had been marketed as a business opportunities for several months without any buyers coming forward, cabinet member Cllr Tracy Simpson Laing told the meeting.

Now developers have applied for planning permission to build 14 flats on the site, and City of York Council has agreed to buy the flats before work has started or the plans have been approved.

York currently has 2,300 on council house waiting lists and the new flats should provide homes for the 480 of those who are currently in homes too big for them and free up those larger family homes, a report to the cabinet said.

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11:08am Thu 8 May 14

3.8liter says...

Would it not be a good idea if the Press took the trouble to find out where this site is and tell us?
Would it not be a good idea if the Press took the trouble to find out where this site is and tell us? 3.8liter
  • Score: 12

11:09am Thu 8 May 14

piaggio1 says...

What pub In holgate is this?
What pub In holgate is this? piaggio1
  • Score: 8

11:14am Thu 8 May 14

BL2 says...

Which "former" pub would that be then? No name..?
Which "former" pub would that be then? No name..? BL2
  • Score: 6

11:38am Thu 8 May 14

YorkPatrol says...

No more houses should be built in York. The population has outgrown the infrastructure
No more houses should be built in York. The population has outgrown the infrastructure YorkPatrol
  • Score: 3

12:22pm Thu 8 May 14

Archiebold the 1st says...

Is it the fox? thats got work going on at it??

Either way just becasue 2,300 people are on the list for a council house does not mean we have a crisis! people just add their name on for their own place for free.

Excellent bulk buying though... i mean 14 one bed flats for 120k each as a plot! bargain! t@ts... you could have built them yoursleves for 1m....
Is it the fox? thats got work going on at it?? Either way just becasue 2,300 people are on the list for a council house does not mean we have a crisis! people just add their name on for their own place for free. Excellent bulk buying though... i mean 14 one bed flats for 120k each as a plot! bargain! t@ts... you could have built them yoursleves for 1m.... Archiebold the 1st
  • Score: 7

12:28pm Thu 8 May 14

MrsHoney says...

I don't think it's the Fox, that's going to be an Ossett Brewery pub (like The Hop in town). Yes, very helpful article telling us where the flats will be? Could it be near St.Pauls' church?
I don't think it's the Fox, that's going to be an Ossett Brewery pub (like The Hop in town). Yes, very helpful article telling us where the flats will be? Could it be near St.Pauls' church? MrsHoney
  • Score: 1

12:40pm Thu 8 May 14

purpletimbo says...

Pack of cards Lindsey Avenue,
as was
Pack of cards Lindsey Avenue, as was purpletimbo
  • Score: 10

12:49pm Thu 8 May 14

3.8liter says...

purpletimbo wrote:
Pack of cards Lindsey Avenue,
as was
Thank you for telling us. How stupid of the Press to write an article without telling us the location, but what can one expect? Usual sloppy reporting.
[quote][p][bold]purpletimbo[/bold] wrote: Pack of cards Lindsey Avenue, as was[/p][/quote]Thank you for telling us. How stupid of the Press to write an article without telling us the location, but what can one expect? Usual sloppy reporting. 3.8liter
  • Score: 5

12:56pm Thu 8 May 14

browbeaten says...

Isnt the former pack of cards in acomb
Isnt the former pack of cards in acomb browbeaten
  • Score: 5

1:01pm Thu 8 May 14

big boy york says...

isnt the pack of cards actually in acomb no wonder this councils crap they dont know 1 area of york to the other,
isnt the pack of cards actually in acomb no wonder this councils crap they dont know 1 area of york to the other, big boy york
  • Score: 3

1:39pm Thu 8 May 14

piaggio1 says...

Pack is deff not holgate....there again..press is more or less bradford based.and zeem to employ job creation employees. .... god remember them! Job creation?????
Pack is deff not holgate....there again..press is more or less bradford based.and zeem to employ job creation employees. .... god remember them! Job creation????? piaggio1
  • Score: 3

1:46pm Thu 8 May 14

purelobo says...

it says bloody pack of cards in the article though i don t think thats holgate is it.acomb surely.
it says bloody pack of cards in the article though i don t think thats holgate is it.acomb surely. purelobo
  • Score: 2

2:53pm Thu 8 May 14

MrsHoney says...

purelobo wrote:
it says bloody pack of cards in the article though i don t think thats holgate is it.acomb surely.
They've obviously changed it as it didn't say that earlier, info provided thanks to the readers not the journalist!
[quote][p][bold]purelobo[/bold] wrote: it says bloody pack of cards in the article though i don t think thats holgate is it.acomb surely.[/p][/quote]They've obviously changed it as it didn't say that earlier, info provided thanks to the readers not the journalist! MrsHoney
  • Score: 6

2:58pm Thu 8 May 14

Alf Garnett says...

YorkPatrol wrote:
No more houses should be built in York. The population has outgrown the infrastructure
A perfect recipe for making certain that house prices relative to earnings go even further out of kilter. I assume that you are joking.
[quote][p][bold]YorkPatrol[/bold] wrote: No more houses should be built in York. The population has outgrown the infrastructure[/p][/quote]A perfect recipe for making certain that house prices relative to earnings go even further out of kilter. I assume that you are joking. Alf Garnett
  • Score: -1

3:29pm Thu 8 May 14

carpon says...

Horseman lane, Top Lane and at the moment Flaxman Croft in Copmanthorpe been resurfaced in full (proper job). Contractors doing a fantastic job and not messing about. I wonder how soon a utility company with have sections of the road dug up soon, and spoil a fantastic job! Give it 2 weeks.
Horseman lane, Top Lane and at the moment Flaxman Croft in Copmanthorpe been resurfaced in full (proper job). Contractors doing a fantastic job and not messing about. I wonder how soon a utility company with have sections of the road dug up soon, and spoil a fantastic job! Give it 2 weeks. carpon
  • Score: 0

3:30pm Thu 8 May 14

carpon says...

sorry above posted in wrong story !
sorry above posted in wrong story ! carpon
  • Score: 4

3:32pm Thu 8 May 14

YorkPatrol says...

Alf Garnett wrote:
YorkPatrol wrote: No more houses should be built in York. The population has outgrown the infrastructure
A perfect recipe for making certain that house prices relative to earnings go even further out of kilter. I assume that you are joking.
No far from it. York’s infrastructure is buckling with the population increasing far quicker than the facilities to support them. Housing projects should be put on hold pending investment in other areas.

House prices in York have stabilised over the last 6-8 years and are not significantly increasing but anyone with deep routed concerns is welcome to move to Burnley where you can buy a house for 10k
[quote][p][bold]Alf Garnett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YorkPatrol[/bold] wrote: No more houses should be built in York. The population has outgrown the infrastructure[/p][/quote]A perfect recipe for making certain that house prices relative to earnings go even further out of kilter. I assume that you are joking.[/p][/quote]No far from it. York’s infrastructure is buckling with the population increasing far quicker than the facilities to support them. Housing projects should be put on hold pending investment in other areas. House prices in York have stabilised over the last 6-8 years and are not significantly increasing but anyone with deep routed concerns is welcome to move to Burnley where you can buy a house for 10k YorkPatrol
  • Score: 2

5:17pm Thu 8 May 14

pbrowne2009@live.co.uk says...

YorkPatrol wrote:
No more houses should be built in York. The population has outgrown the infrastructure
absolutely correct. More people, more clogged roads. more people, less jobs to go around. less jobs to go around, more people on the dole needing help, then the council build more homes and the cycle goes round and round.
[quote][p][bold]YorkPatrol[/bold] wrote: No more houses should be built in York. The population has outgrown the infrastructure[/p][/quote]absolutely correct. More people, more clogged roads. more people, less jobs to go around. less jobs to go around, more people on the dole needing help, then the council build more homes and the cycle goes round and round. pbrowne2009@live.co.uk
  • Score: 0

9:49pm Thu 8 May 14

yorkie25 says...

York currently has 2,300 on council house waiting lists and the new flats should provide homes for the 480 of those who are currently in homes too big for them and free up those larger family homes

How can 14 new apartments provide homes for 480 who are currently in homes too big for them?
York currently has 2,300 on council house waiting lists and the new flats should provide homes for the 480 of those who are currently in homes too big for them and free up those larger family homes How can 14 new apartments provide homes for 480 who are currently in homes too big for them? yorkie25
  • Score: 3

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