Chapman’s Pond closed to anglers.

Chapmans PondChapman’s Pond is closed to anglers for up to four weeks following Environment Agency advice.

The closure coincides with the start of the carp spawning season. Closing the pond reduces the stress to the fish during the spawning period and allows them to use more areas of the pond undisturbed. The action may also help prevent the high number of fish deaths that occurred at the pond last year.

It is common to close fishing ponds during spawning and most of the other nearby ponds, including the railway pond close during this period. Voluntary water bailiffs at Chapman’s Pond will help advise anglers of the closure and continue to monitor the site.
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North Lane flytipping removed

We are pleased to report that Network Rail have taken action to remove the rubbish that had been dumped at the end of North Lane by the railway line.

Gone at last!

                                                  Gone at last!

 

This will come as a relief to local residents who had been concerned that the rubbish had been left to accumulate for many weeks.

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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26 Hob Moor Terrace York YO24 1EY

Erection of detached two storey dwelling following demolition of bungalow

Ref. No: 16/00828/FUL 

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125 Tadcaster Road Dringhouses York YO24 1QJ

125 Tadcaster Road

125 Tadcaster Road

Two storey rear extension, two storey side extension, single storey side and rear extension, gable to hip roof alterations to front and rear, removal of chimney stack, alterations to windows and alterations to all elevations including cladding and render and replacement of pitched roof with flat roof to front

Ref. No: 16/00536/CPD 

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125 Tadcaster Road Dringhouses York YO24 1QJ

Erection of detached double garage to front 

Ref. No: 16/00607/FUL 

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Single storey side and rear extension

12 Nidd Grove York YO24 2PZ

Ref. No: 16/00779/FUL

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9 Nairn Close York YO24 2RB

Two storey side extension and single storey front extension

Ref. No: 16/00760/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/

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

Dringhouses choir seeks new members

 Tenants at one of City of York Council’s Sheltered Housing schemes, Honeysuckle House, are appealing for local residents to join them in song.
Honeysuckle House in Dringhouses

Honeysuckle House in Dringhouses

The tenants set up their own choir earlier this year, thanks to a grant from the Two Ridings Community Foundation Arts for Change Programme, and the Musical Connections Project. But they’re keen to encourage local residents to join them in their weekly choir sessions.

The sessions take place at Honeysuckle House, Herdsman Road, Dringhouses, each Wednesday morning between 9.45-11am.

Tenants really enjoy the sessions, with comments including: “The sessions wake me up in the morning.”, “Music brings us together and it is an opportunity for me to make friends.”, “I feel excited each week to come to the session”.

Anyone wanting to find out more about the choir can contact Emma on 07778 560632, visit the Musical Connections website –www.musicalconnections.org.uk – and email the team or search for Musical Connections on Facebook.

Thanks again. And fingers crossed it helps us get some more singers!

Choir members are asked to give a weekly donation of up to £3, to cover the full cost of running the choir.

Wains Road parking bays take shape

New parking bays are taking shape on Wains Road, which have been jointly funded by the Ward Committee and the Estate Improvement Grant.

Wains Road layby

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The parking bays are being built outside the flats at the top end of Wains Road. The nature of the bend in the road has created parking difficulties at this spot, which the new bays will help to alleviate.

Unfortunately, some nearby grass verges have been badly damaged at the same time as the works have been done (pictured below). We will be asking that the contractors make good the damage that has been done (if vehicles are found to have been responsible).

Wains Road verge damage

Residents Association set for crucial meeting

Residents of the Wains Road / Chaloners Road / Thanet Road / North Lane area are being urged to attend a crucial meeting of the Dringhouses West Residents Association.

The meeting on Tuesday 1st March at 7pm will be held at West Thorpe Methodist Church.

Dringhouses West RA poster

The main focus of the meeting will be to elect a new Chair and Secretary, to take over from the long-serving office holders who are standing down after many years’ sterling service.

 

Latest planning applications 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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Location:       35 Middlethorpe Grove York YO24 1JW

Proposal:       Single storey side and rear extension

Ref No: 15/02388/FUL

Applicant:      Mr & Mrs Mark and Anna Simmons   Contact Mr David Moverley       Consultation Expiry Date        21 December 2015 Case Officer:   Carolyn Howarth Expected Decision Level DEL

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Location:       11 Eason Road York YO24 2HZ

Proposal:       Single storey side and rear extensions

Ref No: 15/02500/FUL

Applicant:      Mr Daniel Knott  Consultation Expiry Date        21 December 2015 Case Officer:   Elizabeth Potter        Expected Decision Level

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Location:       Ivy House 41 Middlethorpe Drive York YO24 1NA

Proposal:       Single storey rear extension

Ref No: 15/02546/FUL

Applicant:      Mr Andrew Ellis Consultation Expiry Date        21 December 2015 Case Officer:   Carolyn Howarth Expected Decision Level DEL

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Location:       16 North Eastern Terrace York YO24 1HN

Proposal:       Two storey side extension

Ref No: 15/02628/FUL

Applicant:      Mr John Ballantine      Consultation Expiry Date        21 December 2015 Case Officer:   Elizabeth Potter        Expected Decision Level DEL

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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.

Latest planning applications Dringhouses and Woodthorpe Ward

 Below is the latest planning application 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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Location:       112 Tadcaster Road Dringhouses York YO24 1LT

Proposal:       Two storey and single storey rear extension

Ref No: 15/02215/FUL

Applicant:      Mr & Mrs Kelsall    Contact Mr Paul Butler  Consultation Expiry Date        2 November 2015 Case Officer:   Heather Fairy   Expected Decision Level DEL

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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.