Still properties available for less than £125,000
Moor Lane character property
A wide range of properties have been sold in west York during the last few months. They include a one bed terraced at 17, Hinton Avenue, YO24 3NW for £125,000, a two bed terraced at 1, Vincent Way, YO24 3HZ for £165,000, a three bed terraced at 54, Westfield Place, YO24 3HW for £178,000 and a four bed detached at 105, Foxwood Lane, YO24 3LQ for £284,000.
Properties currently on the market include a 2 bed flat at Silverdale Court at £140,000, a 3 bed semi Tedder Road for £215,000 and a four bedroomed property at Eden Close for £325.000. Move in straight away (no chain) properties include a 2 bed semi at The Wandle, Acomb, York for £149,950, a 3 bed semi at Kinbrace Drive, York, YO24 for £215,000 and a 4 bed detached on Alexa Court, York, YO24 for £289,950.
Ascot Way flat
Currently the cheapest property listed is for a flat in Ascot Way at £110,000 and a retirement flat in Front Street for the same amount
Building plots for single homes are currently advertised at around £85,000 (Thanet Road).
Cut price bargains include a flat at New Lane for £150,000 and a two bed character property at Old Moor Lane for £250,000
Properties available to rent include a 2 bed terrace at Jervis Road for £795 per month, a 3 bed terrace in Mildred Grove for £875 pm and a 4 bed semi at Moorgarth Avenue for £1250.
Listings of over 80 properties in the YO24 area can be found by clicking here
The new Council has suspended the letting of a contract to build on the garage site on Newbury Avenue.
The scheme, hatched by the last Labour administration, had been pushed through against strong opposition from residents who lived in the area. Most objectors had pointed to the lack of alternative car parking space on the estate and to problems with the road network (which is limited to a single entry route from Kingsway West).
The problems had been exacerbated by the Council’s decision to almost double the number of homes being built on the nearby Our Lady’s school site.
One idea, thrown out by Labour, had been a proposals that anyone affected by the new buildings, and who did not have an off-street parking space, would be offered a free dropped kerb/verge crossover.
The Council were asked to look at other sites including the derelict land to the rear of the Library on Front Street. A site which is very well located for the kind of amenities that the elderly occupants of the flats are likely to need.
Local Councillor Dafydd Williams was blamed by many for the decision. He was forced to quit his Westfield seat in May and seek election in a ward located on the other side of the City. The Councillor who claimed responsibility for the proposed development (Simpson-Laing from Acomb) lost her seat at the elections.
The project suspension will provide another opportunity for the issues surrounding this development to be reviewed.
NB Cllr Sue Hunter (Email firstname.lastname@example.org) is making efforts to revive the local Residents Association. The last Association collapsed 2 years ago when most of is members resigned in protest against Labour’s controversial local development decisions.
Chaloners Road garages
A Public Information Drop-In Event has been organised for those interested in the plans for new Council flats on Chaloners Road and Newbury Avenue.
The Council has still to confirm how it will deal with the extra car parking requirements generated by the vehicles displaced from the site.
The “drop in” takes place on
Wednesday 16th April between 4pm – 7pm
at the York and district Indoor Bowls Club, Thanet Road, YO24 2NW