Crunch decision day for Mayfield Grove parking restrictions

An extension of parking restrictions on Mayfield Grove is being recommended by York Council officials. at a meeting taking place on 12th May.

The meeting is open to the public and an agenda can be found by clicking here 

The restrictions are aimed at controlling parking generated by the nearby fishing lake. They would affect part of Mayfield Grove and Aintree Court.

Committee report page 2

Committee report page 2

Committee report page 2

Committee report page 2

The meeting will also consider changes to traffic orders in other parts of the City These include (click to access):

Latest planning application for Dringhouses and Woodthorpe Ward

 Below are the latest planning applications received by the York Council for the Dringhouses and Woodthorpe ward. 

Full details can be found by clicking the application reference

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7 Overdale Close York YO24 2RT

Single storey side and rear extension including pitched roof over existing flat roof garage

Reference           16/00990/FUL

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18 Goodwood Grove York YO24 1ER

Two storey side extension and single storey rear extension

Ref. No: 16/00932/FUL

Representations can be made in favour of, or in objection to, any application via the Planning on line web site.  http://planningaccess.york.gov.uk/online-applications/

The Council now no longer routinely consults neighbours by letter when an application is received.

Current York Council consultations

Licensing variations

DrunksA consultation on a proposed review of City of York Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy has opened.

At the Licensing Committee meeting on 25 April, it was agreed to pursue North Yorkshire Police’s request to amend the local authority’s current policy. Published in 2014, it includes a ‘Special Policy’ which relates to applications for the variation of a premises licence or club premises certificates.

The police believe these variations to licensed hours or style of operation can have as much impact locally as granting a new license. To give these variations greater weight and to reflect that they can significantly change the nature of the original license conditions, the force has requested that the policy’s ‘Effects of the Special Policy’ section is changed.

This section of the policy currently reads:
5. “Application for the variation of a premises licence or club premises certificate due to a change of style of operation:

Any application for the variation of style of operation which is subject to relevant representations will be considered on its own merits having regard to the promotion of the licensing objectives

6. Application for the variation of a premises licence or club premises certificate resulting in an extension of the premises and increased capacity:

There will be a presumption to refuse such applications, where relevant representation are received and where the increase in capacity would undermine the licensing objectives unless the applicant can rebut the presumption that the granting of such a variation would undermine the licensing objectives.

7. Application to vary the hours of operation attached to a premises licence or club premises certificate:

All applications that seek to extend the licensed hours will be considered on an individual basis. No different policy will apply in this area as opposed to the rest of the city.”

The a new form of words proposed is:

5.  “The following variations are considered to be material:

• change in style of operation

• physical extension of the premises that increases capacity

• extension of hour of operation

and therefore, there will be a presumption to refuse such applications, where relevant representations are received [deleted and] unless the applicant can rebut the presumption that the granting of such a variation would undermine the licensing objectives.”

Views can be sent by email to: licensing.unit@york.gov.uk or posted to Licensing Section, City of York Council, Eco Depot, Hazel Court, York YO10 3DS.

Other current Council consultations
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Ward Committee meeting on Thursday 28 April

The Dringhouses & Woodthorpe Ward Committee meets on Thursday 28 April at 7pm at the newly-refurbished St Edward the Confessor Community Hall.

The meeting is billed as an ‘Ideas Exchange’ to provide residents with an opportunity for informal group discussions on local priorities.

Ward councillors will also give an update on the ward budget for 2016/17, and there’ll be a chance to ask questions of Ann, Ashley and Stephen.

Ward Committee April 2016

Police launch new Community Messaging service

North Yorkshire Community Messaging is a free community messaging system that allows residents to register to receive the latest Community messagingcrime notifications and community news happening in their local neighbourhood.

North Yorkshire Community Messaging allows residents to decide when and how they are kept informed about the issues that matter to them:

  • Choose your interests: Crime and Other Police Incidents, Rural Policing, Anti-Social Behaviour, Road Safety, Neighbourhood News and Events
  • Choose how to receive your alerts: Phone, email, text message or mobile app (launching soon)!
  • By area(s): School, home, places of work, elderly relatives

Registering for North Yorkshire Community Messaging is Safe, Secure and Easy – Just click  Join  and follow the step by step instructions.

The North Yorkshire Police have been under fire for failing to keep their social media channels updated during recent months.

This seems to us to be a worthwhile initiative which we hope will improve communications with residents

Yellow lines installed at Chaloners Road junction

Double yellow lines have been installed at the junction of Chaloners Road and Wains Road, to help keep the junction clear of inappropriate parking.

Chaloners Rd / Wains Rd junction

Chaloners Rd / Wains Rd junction

There had also been a proposal to put down double yellow lines at the junction of Mayfield Grove and Aintree Court. Late last year Cllr Stephen Fenton spoke with local residents about the proposal, and there were a mixtures of views – whilst many residents recognised the issues caused by vehicles parking near to – and sometimes on- the corners, there were some concerns about parking being displaced further into Aintree Court.

The proposals were advertised, and some objections were raised. This means that the matter will be considered at a public Executive Member for Transport and Planning Decision Meeting next month.

Action on flytipping and cycle path damage

Cllr Stephen Fenton is pressing Network Rail to take action to remove flytipping from its land at the end of North Lane, next to the railway line.

Flytipping by the railway line

Flytipping by the railway line

This was reported by Stephen and local residents some weeks ago. Network Rail have said that it has been ‘sent to the maintenance team’ but they can’t give a time estimate for it to be cleared.

Meanwhile in Woodthorpe, Stephen has asked for damage done to the markings on Lomond Ginnel to be repaired. It looks as though someone has hacked away at the paint markings at the junction with Girvan Close and Eden Close.

Lomond Ginnel markings damaged

Lomond Ginnel markings damaged