York’s great £1 billion giveaway

Under our planning system, York’s house building plans could give away a fortune to land owners. Time for planners to wake up, says Geoff Beacon.

Can your children afford to live in York?

In the US a family has downsized to a “shotgun shack” which cost little and stores carbon. In York we’re considering eco-homes which have a high carbon footprint. It doesn’t add up argues Geoff Beacon

Four ways to make York a greener city

How can we make York a greener, more pleasant place to live? Geoff Beacon kicks off his Green Piece column with four suggestions, including a ban on traffic on one of the city’s main routes.