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25 May 2018

Bold Plans for Redevelopment of Bootham Park Hospital in Central York

YORK’S city council leader wants the authority to convert Bootham Park hospital into a residential care home, affordable housing, or even a health centre. Cllr Ian Gillies has revealed he wants to look at acquiring the site and although the authority could not pay “a seven figure sum”, he hopes that as the building is already publicly owned, the [...]

23 May 2018

Make It York unveils ambitious vision for a bouyant future and reviews three year plan

PLANS to bring the 2021 Rugby League World Cup to York, a reinvigorated York Business Week and a “frenzy of festivals” are all among the latest plans by Make it York to boost the city’s economy. The self titled “destination management organisation” is today unveiling its latest strategy to more than 300 business leaders from across the [...]

17 May 2018

York Property RoundUp – May 2018 

By DAVID RIDGEWAY & JANE PAVER      Welcome to our monthly Property Roundup. Local property experts in the York area discuss the latest NEWS, VIEWS & TRENDS on the current property landscape. Each month we bring you: Market Overview    Latest Rental Index    Legislation News    Current Opportunities   Market Overview Did you [...]

15 May 2018

Lower Stamp Duty In The North Sees Rental Stock Levels Rise by 19% 

Average rents in the North fell -0.3% in April compared with the same period last year – the first year-on-year fall for 4 years Meanwhile rental growth accelerated in the South to 2.2% in April 2018, buoyed on by increases in London (2.2%) and the East (3.6%) The average cost of a new let reached £953 pcm in Great Britain in April, 1.9% up on [...]

8 May 2018

City chiefs want more answers over York’s revised Guildhall plans

CITY council leaders have demanded more information about the future of the multi-million pound Guildhall redevelopment. Tuesday night’s City of York’s ruling executive was asked to sign off on changes to the major scheme, after it emerged that soaring costs made an earlier deal too expensive. The joint Conservative and Lib Dem executive [...]

6 May 2018

Good progress for plans to build 3600 quality homes with grants of £67 million in York

TWO major housing developments in York are a step closer to millions of pounds of government grants. As many as 3,800 new homes could be possible under the schemes at the city centre York Central site, and at a new “garden village”. Housing Secretary Sajid Javid announced today that both York’s bids to the Housing Infrastructure Fund [...]

1 May 2018

Countrywide receive ultimate recognition from their Customers at ESTAS Awards 2018

Hosted by presenter Phil Spencer for the 15th year running, the ESTAS is an independent national award scheme dedicated to recognising exceptional estate and letting agents across the country. What makes these awards so important is that the winners are decided purely on the basis of customer feedback. Countrywide is honored to have been awarded the 47 [...]