THERE are poignant echoes of Terry's in the publication today of a blueprint for the future of the Nestl site.

But there is also much to be positive about.

The city council's draft development brief stresses the need for decent affordable housing. It also insists the spirit of the Rowntree family should not be forgotten, and that many of the most iconic factory buildings lining Haxby Road should be kept.

There is good news, too, in the fact planners look set to approve a multi-million pound Aero plant on the northern part of the site.

This signals that while chocolate may not be the force in York it once was, it still has a future in this city.