What’s on – Drop-in session organised on Moor Lane development plans

As many local residents are aware, developers have submitted a planning application to build 516 homes on land off Moor Lane, adjacent to Askham Bog.

The Dringhouses & Woodthorpe ward councillors and the local Planning Panel have organised a drop-in session on Tuesday 22 January for residents to have a look at the plans, ask questions and let us know your views. The session is from 7.45pm to 8.45pm at West Thorpe Methodist Church.

The plans are available online and if you’d like to submit comments, please do so by 2nd February. You can comment via the council website HERE

Burglary on White House Rise

North Yorkshire Police report that there was a 2-in-1 burglary at an address on White House Rise, off Pulleyn Drive, between 00:00hrs and 07:00hrs on Wednesday 9 January.

If anyone has any information they should dial 101 and quote ref: NYP-09012019-0058. Officers are conducting enquiries and ask that you report any suspicious activity and/or incidents to police via 101 or 999 as appropriate.

New Askham Bar P&R evening ‘stopping’ service launched

From 6th January, First York have launched a new ‘3A’ Park & Ride service from Tower Street to Askham Bar which calls at all stops en route.

This new late night service gives residents in the Tadcaster Road area a greater frequency of bus service. It is a particular benefit to residents living at the southern end of Tadcaster Road, which is not served by the number 4.

The timetables for the new service are set out below.

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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32 Acomb Wood Drive York YO24 2XN

Reduce 1 no. Oak tree (T1) and 1 no. Silver Birch (T3); coppiceHazel (T2) – protected by Tree Preservation Order no. 10

Ref. No: 18/02933/TPO 

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Willowbank 40 Tadcaster Road Dringhouses York YO24 1LR

Formation of new vehicular and pedestrian access to front, together with erection of new front boundary wall with railings above and gates.

Ref. No: 18/02782/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

Knights report back on summer activities

During the Spring and Summer of 2018, York City Knights Foundation delivered a number of activity sessions for young people across Dringhouses & Woodthorpe, funded from the ward budget.

These included mobile skate park sessions at Moor Lane Youth Centre and on the Revival estate, and outdoor inflatable sessions at Woodthorpe Green and Foxwood Park.

The Foundation has produced a summary of the activities that took place, with some key learning points for the future.

Theft from vehicles on Chantry Close and Summerfield Road

Between the hours of 19:30 and 23:45 on Wednesday 2 January there were two separate incidents on Chantry Close and Summerfield Road in which items were taken from unattended vehicles.

Any residents who have information in relation to these incidents should phone 101 and quote NYP-02012019-0534 for Chantry Close or NYP-02012019-0425 for Summerfield Road.

When leaving your vehicle North Yorkshire Police urge residents to remove any valuables from your vehicle and ensure that all doors are locked and windows are closed. If you see anyone acting suspiciously then please don’t hesitate to phone 999 in an emergency or 101 in a non-emergency.

Housebuilder challenges Mayfield Grove access planning condition

In March 2018, despite strong local opposition, permission was granted for 11 homes to be built on the thin strip of land between Mayfield Grove and St Helens Road. Approval was granted subject to a number of conditions being met. This included getting approval for the types of boundary fencing to be installed, and adhering to a condition that the narrow track onto the site from Mayfield Grove is not used for vehicular traffic.

In recent weeks the developers, Arncliffe Homes, have submitted applications to the council to explain how they propose to implement these conditions. The first batch of applications can be viewed on the council website HERE

The applications for conditions 4 and 9 describe the type of boundary fencing being proposed (condition 4) and tree protection arrangements (condition 9). Any residents who wish to comment on any of these applications can do so by going to the above link and clicking on ‘comments.’ Alternatively, comments can be submitted by e-mail to planning.comments@york.gov.uk (quote ref 15/02726/FULM).

In the second batch of applications, Arncliffe Homes are challenging condition 27. This condition states:

“The existing access between the site and Mayfield Grove shall not be used by vehicular traffic…. the approved bollards shall be erected prior to the commencement of development….in the interests of highway safety and residential amenity as the access is considered to be substandard in terms of its width and junction design for use by vehicular traffic.”

By way of justification, Arncliffe Homes say:

“It will not be feasible to carry out this work prior to commencement of demolition and construction as suggested in condition 27. Access for machinery is required during construction to enable foul and surface water connections into the site, from Mayfield Grove. We will ensure the bollards are installed prior to first occupation on the development. During construction the strip of land will be blocked off at both ends by Harris-style fencing and “No Vehicle Access” signs will be fitted to the fencing.”

Traffic and parking is already problematic on Mayfield Grove, and so the proposal by Arncliffe Homes to use the narrow track for machinery access is unlikely to help matters.

Residents who wish to view and comment on the proposal that condition 27 be overturned can do so by visiting the council website HERE and clicking on ‘comments’. Alternatively, comments can be submitted by e-mail to planning.comments@york.gov.uk (quote ref 15/02726/FULM).

Work begins on Little Hob Moor path renewal

Work has begun on renewal of the Little Hob Moor footpath / cycle path that links Tadcaster Road with Hob Moor Terrace. The work is being funded from the Dringhouses & Woodthorpe Ward Committee budget.

Phase 1 complete

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last month Community Payback teams did some preparatory grass verge edging, prior to the first stretch of path being treated. The next phase of work is due to commence on 14 January.

A section of path yet to be treated

Latest planning application for Dringhouses and Woodthorpe Ward

 Below are 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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OS Fields 5475 7267 And 8384 Moor Lane Acomb York

Proposal      Outline planning permission (with all matters reserved except for means of access) for up to 516 residential units (Class C3) with local centre (Use Classes A1-A4, B1a, C3, D1) public open space with pavilion and associated infrastructure and full application for demolition of existing buildings and structures and creation of ecological protection and enhancement zone.

Reference   18/02687/OUTM

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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