Factories, and parks

Autumn 2006

Homestead Park, 7 August 2006

This is the Homestead Park, in Clifton, York. About a hundred years ago, a member of the Rowntree family handed his back garden over to local people. On 16 July 1904, Seebohm Rowntree announced that for a … More …

The disappearing brownfield


Planning notice, Foss Bridge House

Government policy to use "brownfield land" (ie previously developed land, rather than greenfield/greenbelt land), along with the high demand
for housing in York, means that the city is covered with yellow planning
notices like the one … More …