Swift move to dismiss "foolhardy" A1237/A64 garden village

Following reports in local media, Strensall ward Conservative Councillors Paul Doughty and Helen Douglas have moved quickly to dismiss as "foolhardy", potential proposals by developer representatives to build 1,753 homes close to the A1237/A64 near to Earswick and Huntington.

Business rates frozen for York’s small businesses

Over 1,000 small businesses and charities will benefit from £700,000 in business rate relief thanks to a decision made by the Conservative-led City of York Council that no business or charity with a rateable value below £200,000 will have to pay an increase in their business rates in 2017/18.