Bat concerns set to stop Mayfield Grove development

5-mayfield-groveA plan to build 3 additional homes on Mayfield Grove will be considered by the Council’s planning committee when it meets on 5th January 2017.

The application is recommended for refusal

The application seeks full planning permission for the erection of three dwellings on a 0.06ha plot at the eastern end of Mayfield Grove.

The proposed houses would replace an existing bungalow located towards the front of the site at 5 Mayfield Grove with its main garden to the rear. There would be a semi-detached pair of 3 bedroom dwellings at the front of the site on the footprint of the existing bungalow and a single detached 2 bedroom bungalow to the rear.

Vehicle access would be from Mayfield Grove, via newly created parking areas and private driveway to the rear property.

Several objections to the development were received because of concerns about over-development but the key concern is the absence of a bat scoping survey of the existing buildings on the site.

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The Committee will also consider several other planning applications

Erection of dwelling following demolition of existing bungalow

Erection of a terrace of 3no. dwellings on land previously used as car park to the south of the existing building

Erection of 1no. dwelling to land to side of 4 Whitby Avenue

Extension to existing building to create additional office accommodation on first and second floors above rear ground floor parking area, including demolition of existing garage

Change of use of dwelling (use class C3) to House in Multiple Occupation (use class C4)

Single storey rear extension

Two storey rear extension, single storey side and rear extensions, hip to gable roof extension and dormer to rear

Terry’s clock tower set to be converted into flats

The York Council is set to approve plan to turn the former Terry’s clock tower into 22 apartments.

terrys-clock-towerThe plan – to be considered on 5th January – also involves providing space for a museum and associated car parking.

It is proposed to convert the building for residential use incorporating 19 one, two and three bedroom apartments within the existing building and a further three within the northern roof top extension (to the boiler house) which would be executed in structural glazing.

The upper clock chamber has been made over by the applicant to provide a museum and viewing space to provide interpretive material in respect of the development of chocolate manufacture at the site. The clock would also be reinstated.

The Clock Tower comprises a substantial brick and art stone detailed, Grade II Listed, structure with an attached two storey boiler house.

It occupies a prominent location within the Terry’s/Racecourse Conservation Area. It formerly acted as a chimney and boiler house to support the manufacture of chocolate and confectionery at the Terry’s site from construction in the 1920s until manufacture ceased in 2006.

Officials say, “The building is on the “Heritage at Risk” register. Unfortunately no commercial or leisure occupier has been found to “save” the building in spite of a long and extensive marketing exercise. The height and configuration of the accommodation, its location within the body of the site, and the cost of essential repair-work have been cited by potential occupiers as reasons for lack of viability for a commercial or mixed use scheme. The over-riding consideration is finding a new use that would sustain the heritage significance of the building”.

“The scheme would rescue this building at risk which is a much valued and prominent York landmark”

Only eight objections to the proposal have been received by the Council although one is from the Civic Trust.

Latest planning applications for the 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

S Smith Greengrocer 53 Moorcroft Road York YO24 2RQ

Conditions 3 and 4 – 16/00974/FUL 

Ref. No: AOD/16/00417

Rivendell 22 Allendale York YO24 2SF

Conversion of garage to living accommodation

Ref. No: 16/02813/FUL

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39 Ryecroft Avenue York YO24 2SD

Two storey side extension and dormer to rear 

Ref. No: 16/02618/FUL

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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.

Woodthorpe free Sunday bus link to Askham Bar will run until end of January

First have announced that the trial bus which links Foxwood, Woodthorpe & Bishopthorpe with Tesco and Askham Bar will continue to run until the end of January 2017.

The services will also run on:

  • Tuesday 27 December 2016
  • Bank Holiday Monday, 2 January 2017 as well as
  • Sundays 8, 15, 22 and 29 January 2017

Download Service 500 timetable

The free service, numbered 500, runs with an electric bus, subject to availability, to reduce noise and emissions. It was due to finish on 18th December

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Latest planning applications 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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Nelsons Court 1A Nelsons Lane York

Prune Leyland Cypress tree group, Sycamore group and an Ash tree in a Conservation Area 

Ref. No: 16/02795/TCA

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16 White House Gardens York YO24 1EA

Two storey front and side extension 

Ref. No: 16/02780/FUL

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18 Eason View York YO24 2HX

Change of use from dwelling (use class C3) to House in Multiple Occupation (use class C4) 

Ref. No: 16/02765/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.

Latest planning applications for the 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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15 Orrin Close York YO24 2RA

Single storey side extension 

Ref. No: 16/02734/FUL

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73 Middlethorpe Grove York YO24 1JX

Single storey front extension to garage 

Ref. No: 16/02728/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.

What’s on in Dringhouses: A Victorian Christmas Concert at Dringhouses Library

Dringhouses Library :

Fri 16 Dec :

7.00pm – 8.30pm :

£6 (£5 with a Yorkcard)

Dec 16_Winter LibraryThis historical-music recreation will recreate a concert given on 16 December 1868 in what was then Dringhouses School and Reading Room. With Victorian music, carols, and readings, experience the library as it was 148 years ago, and bring in the festive season with Christmas spirit!

Music historian Jane Troughton and friends will be providing the music, research done by volunteer Andrew Jenner.

Mince pie and cup of tea included in the ticket cost.

In person: call in at Dringhouses Library
By phone: (01904) 552674
Email: dringhouses@exploreyork.org.uk