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Opponents To Germany Beck Plans Say They'll Fight On

Church Fenton HS2 Protest

6:57am 9th October 2013

Opponents to plans to build 700 new homes on Germany Beck near York say they'll fight on.

It's after a High Court judge dismissed a legal challenge to the plans.

A meeting was held last night and opposition Lib Dem leader and Fulford councillor Keith Aspden says people are determined.

"Residents in Fulford have ongoing concerns about the Germany Beck plans which have never been properly addressed by the developers or by City of York Council. The Parish Council's actions were therefore supported by a large number of local people. I have attended the Extraordinary Meeting and working with residents in the coming weeks to decide the best way forward".

City of York Council Leader James Alexander said; “A planning application for much needed new homes on Germany Beck was submitted as far back as 2001, permission was granted in 2005 and a public enquiry took place in 2007. Although there will be some who will always believe this development should not go ahead it makes sense for the community to work with developers in partnership to mitigate concerns they have rather than outright oppose new homes. Some will be unaware that some of their council tax levied by Fulford Parish Council has been used to fight the development for many years which is almost certain to go ahead.”

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