If the developer of the proposed building at 62-68 York Way had spent money on construction rather then new planning applications, by now we might almost have a completed building. But alas, we only have yet another revision to the most recent Planning Application P080767. This latest entry has "shrunk" by 1.3 meters in height from the previous plan submitted in April, yet is still taller then the structure in plan that has been approved since 2002, and "started" in Nov 2007.
For the record, this seems to be another in a long line of attempts to increase the size of the building and carve out five more years to do nothing but wait for the property market to improve. Just to remind all, there have been approved plans for this site since ’95, but alas, no building has taken shape!
I will again be writing to Council to object, in spite of this recent amendment to the plan. Not becasue I don’t want the building, but rather because I do – the building that’s already approved! As Councillor Rupert Perry pointed out at the last refusal in Nov 07 – "why don’t you get on and build the building we gave you permission for in 2002?" This was seconded by Councillor Convernd agreed by the rest of the Planning Committe. No only did the developer take no heed, he has appealed that decision as well as submitting this latest new plan! Woe is me, i’ve now had to put a table of contents on my website, to keep track of all thes new applications and twists and turns!
For those of you who continue to follow the saga, and agree with our Councillors, please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will suggest what you might like to do. I do look forward to hearing from many of you.
Lastly for your enjoyment, here’s the picture of the progress of the new building in the approved plan. Is that grass growing, or my imagination?