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5 February 2019

First Pictures of New St Johns Mews Development Released

AN IMAGE of a new apartment block in York has been released by developers. St John’s Mews is a block of 29 one, two and three bedroom studios and apartments to be built on the site of the former Grove House care home in York. The starting price for the apartments, from Caedmon Homes, Norstar Real Estate Group  is £160,000, with the first show [...]

30 January 2019

Plan for development of affordable and market value homes across several York sites

It has been confirmed that more than 600 new homes will be built at sites across York in the next five years as part of a bid to make it easier for healthcare workers, teachers and people on low-incomes to get on the housing ladder. Forty per cent of the housing will be affordable homes – with shared ownership schemes meaning first time buyers [...]

21 January 2019

York Design Awards to Celebrate Best New Buildings in York – Closing Date March 29 2019

THE race to be named York’s best new building of last year will begin later this month with a challenge for city planners: let’s make York whole again. The guest speaker at the launch of the 13th annual York Design Awards on January 30 will be top London-based architect Stephen Witherford. Mr Witherford, a partner in Stirling Prize-winning [...]

17 January 2019

Could Brexit Offer Raised Opportunity for Landlords As House Prices Fall And Rental Demand Rises?

A decline in property sales is forecast over the next three months amid ongoing Brexit uncertainty, according to a report. The Scottish housing market ended 2018 on a weak note with national sales volumes dwindling in December, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) said. In contrast, some areas – including the north east of England, [...]

2 January 2019

Key figureheads in York reveal their outlook in 2019 for the city and what’s needed…

What are your hopes and fears for 2019? The York Press asked the great and good of York to share their outlook and matters such as prosperity, housing, Brexit and the environment were rasied as priorities amongst others … Phil Pinder – Chair York Retail Forum “This year has certainly been a difficult one for retail. The internet has [...]

28 December 2018

NEWS: York flood defence upgrades are set to start within months

WORK is expected to start in the spring on upgrading flood defences alongside the River Ouse in York. The project in the North Street area, upstream of Ouse Bridge, will be the first to get underway on the ground through a £45 million investment in flood alleviation across York announced after the 2015 flooding disaster. The Environment Agency revealed [...]

15 December 2018

The Budget – Is there light at the end of the tunnel?

Better than expected economic news suggests that austerity may be coming to an end. On Budget Day the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, was able to draw on several better-than-expected tax receipts to announce that austerity was “finally coming to an end”. The upgraded forecasts for growth and lower government spending meant that Mr Hammond could inject [...]

5 December 2018

Property Developer puts forward plans for Business Park near Designer Outlet in York

Consultations are underway for recent plans proposed by Oakgate Group to develop a new business park on the outskirts of York near the Designer Outlet, which they propose could deliver 2000 jobs to the city. If approved the development will include new business offices, restuarants, childcare facilities and a gymnasium. The exact location of the site [...]

24 November 2018

Tramways Club in York sold for redevelopment

A WORKING men’s club in York is set to close after being bought by a property developer. Members of Tramways Club in Mill Street were told that the club would be sold to Wetherby-based Oakgate Group, following a recent vote by the club’s members. Oakgate has confirmed the site is going to be redeveloped, but could not specify exactly what form this [...]

15 November 2018

Proposals for Stonebow House transformation in to new eating experience in York

A NEW development could bring more than 100 jobs and a new eating experience to York. A licensing application has been resubmitted to transform the ground floor and basement of Stonebow House into a family-friendly Market Halls development. Mark Barnes is property director at Try Market Halls, and said the idea was to provide “affordable trading [...]