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As the City of York Council has failed to hold a free and fair public consultation on their intention to build another shopping mall, York LEAF undertook to ask the public in York in 2001-2 what they really wanted.

Five alternatives were presented to the public, unlike the Council's consultation in 2001/2 which was conducted by Land Securities and only sought comments on the Coppergate II scheme.

341 people responded.

The results are truly amazing! Click here for full story.

They are also in line with the telephone poll carried out by the Evening Press, which revealed 80% of callers to be against Coppergate II.

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Please read the full methodology, results, and analysis of this free and fair consultation, on the York LEAF website.

Will the Council's consultation on new plans in 2005 be any fairer?