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Germany Beck street names

by admin on 13 November, 2018

The new names chosen for streets in the first phase of York’s Germany Beck development have been revealed.

Unfortunately, the chosen street names – which include Crimple Crescent, Harden Way, Thornton Road and Washburn Close – have no connection to Fulford or York and the developers behind the 650-home scheme had not sought to engage with the local community before coming up with the names.

Councillor Keith Aspden, Liberal Democrat councillor for Fulford and Heslington, commented:

“It is really surprising that the developers have not sought to consult or engage with the local community in anyway before naming the Germany Beck street names.

“Although it is not a legal requirement to consult, this is a big missed opportunity. Some local residents and the Parish Council who are aware of the names have already raised concerns, as well as a few eyebrows, at some of the names. These include Crimple Crescent and Harden Way, which have no local connection to Fulford or York. This could have been a chance to consult with and engage the existing community, or even perhaps, run a competition at our local schools. I hope that the developers will at least re-consider a few of the least popular names.”

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