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Paul Wilkinson
Thursday, June 11, 2009 10:28
Woodturner Close development on Holme Lane
A page has been set up by SkiptonWeb containing information about the development on the old Woodturners site on Holme Lane - details in the links section.
Sunday, June 14, 2009 08:26
They must be joking.
Glusburn (ex Suttoner)
Sunday, June 14, 2009 10:06
will be surprised if they shift any in the current economic climate. especially at the prices they are asking.
345.000 to live next to a secondary school ?
Mr Bilbs
Sutton in Craven
Monday, June 15, 2009 11:35
Thats the power that having good schools in the area can command. I think our prices will go up long term due to the excelent schools in our area.
Monday, June 15, 2009 14:05
Not to mention the full employment and high wages on offer at the local mills.
Monday, June 15, 2009 17:32
... and the easily accessible dentist!
Monday, June 15, 2009 17:43
I should elaborate on my last posting. Sutton is a nice place to live and this does have some small influence on the supposed value of houses. The most important factors are the ability of the buyers to pay the price, the availability of funds and interest rates. Average incomes in this area are low, funds are drying up unless you have a very large deposit and interest rates are set to be "nudged up" in the near future, according to the BoE MPC, in an announcement made today. Set this against a backdrop of rising unemployment, even in the supposed expanding economy in Leeds and you can clearly see why 345,000 is unjustified and out of the reach of most of the local people, whom this kind of development is supposed to be helping. It also makes a nonsense of other developments in the area and the Green Lane proposal. We are using up land and creating houses that local people need, but cannot afford.
judith - the other one
Friday, June 19, 2009 20:24
How can they jusify selling these houses at that price - they are little more than kit houses. Having seen their construction progress every day i really believed they were going to be low priced for local people to be able to buy. For goodness sake - they are built around plywood by the look of it!!
Saturday, June 20, 2009 17:18
I don't see how affordable housing justifies such poor quality. It's sad that the council wasn't prepared to enforce the building standards it had originally set. If they had, local people would now have the option of living in decent homes.

This notice was copied from the Parish councils website.


Available for reservation now on th Woodturners Site at Holme Lane, Sutton from Jephson Homes Housing Association

3 x 3 bed shared ownership properties (50% share from 76,250 - 82,500 with rent per week from 7.19 - 7.91)

2 x 3 bed discounted sale properties at 94,000 each with no rent payable

Intial priority is being given to people who have a local connection with Sutton in Craven, have been nominated by Craven Housing and satisfy the local connection criteria. After this Jephson Homes Housing Association will look at people connected to the additional parishes of Bradley's both, Cononley, Cowling, Farnhill, Glusburn, Kildwick and Lothersdale, who have been nominated by Craven Housing. If no suitable applicants have been found at this stage the search will go Craven District Wide, but nominations will be taken from the Housing waiting list.

Please contact Craven Housing on 01756 704500 to be sent an application form in order to be added to the waiting list. Alternatively if you would like to have a chat about whether or not you will qualify please call Diana or Becky at Jepson Homes Housing Association on 01422 313783.
Glusburn (ex Suttoner)
Saturday, June 20, 2009 19:23
when you look around our villages and see how many homes have not sold within the last twelve months ,i will be surprised if more than 20% of these new homes actually get sold when they are ready
i personally think this should be the last of the building of new homes for at least 2 years in the village of sutton.
i personally think the majority of these homes will go to D.S.S. cases due to not being able to sell for amount asked, hope im wrong,
Ken is spot on when he says we are creating homes local people want but cannot afford
i also cannot believe they got permission for that size of dwellings in the 2 nd block down from road side
Liz K
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 07:12
And if we're that desperate for "affordable housing" such that greenfield sites are under threat to meet the demand, how come they're having to advertise to fill them....??!! Blood boiling...!
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 09:35
We are desperate for affordable housing, however the banks are still desperate not to lend so mortgages even for social housing are hard to get. Also there isn't a list of local people wishing to buy affordable housing, so they have to advertise.

The portion of houses for rent will be easy to let. As there are a lot of people who have been waiting for years for homes on the housing list.

It's a shame the need for affordable houses is being used as an excuse to build inappropriately on green fields. It creates a situation of them and us between those desperate for a home and those desperate to stop more building.

It has been managed incredibly badly by the council past and present.
Liz K
Wednesday, July 1, 2009 13:09
Just like to clarify my last post as it wasn't worded particularly well.

NODISC are intent on preventing building on greenfield sites, not stopping building fullstop - we want to save our greenfields, get the Government/Councils to use the 1 million empty homes in the UK before building more, and to get the housing needs surveys redone to reflect the true picture so that new houses are built in the areas where they are genuinely needed.

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