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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian seeks meeting with Shepherd Group after closure announcement for Portastor of Huntington

Julian seeks meeting with Shepherd Group after closure announcement for Portastor of Huntington

I have today contacted local business the Shepherd Group, Portastor’s parent company, to request a meeting on the planned closure of this firm, so I can receive a detailed update on what this means for Portastor employees, and see if there is anything I can do to assist them at this difficult time. Portastor currently

Julian raises York youth mental health services in Parliament

Yesterday, Julian spoke about the importance of keeping waiting times for York’s youth mental...

York Press column – Action on climate change

No one following the news recently can have missed the growing prominence of climate...

Julian meets Minister for Children and Families to highlight Special Educational Needs pressures in York

Last week, Julian met with the Minister for Children and Families, Nadhim Zahawi MP,...

Julian Officially Opens the First Show Homes on The Granary

June 10, 2016

Last week Julian visited The Granary development on Water Lane, previously known as the Grain Stores site, for the second time to see how the housebuilding was progressing.

Julian cut the ribbon on two new fully furnished show homes in front of an audience of suppliers, sub-contractors, ward councillors and local organisations.

Commenting Julian said, “It was a pleasure to have been invited by Redrow to officially open The Granary and to look around the first completed homes on site. I was very impressed by the style and finish of the properties, and I thoroughly enjoyed my visit.

“It is crucial that brownfield sites like this one are brought forward, and it is fantastic to see the area being developed for housing at last after sitting dormant for so long.”

The Water Lane site will eventually feature 215 new homes – from one-bedroom apartments to three and four-bedroom family homes – on land that was formerly part of an RAF base used for fighter and bomber command activities during World War Two. The old aircraft hangers were later used for the storage of grain from surrounding agricultural land and came to be known as York Grain Stores. The site lay vacant from 2006 until it was acquired for housing by Redrow in 2015.