Latest planning applications for Dringhouses and Woodthorpe Ward

Railway View

 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


310 Tadcaster Road York

Fell Holly, remove branch from Silver Birch, prune 2no. Cherry & a Cotoneaster – tree works in a Conservation Area

Ref. No: 17/02227/TCA 


53 Leven Road York YO24 2TL

Erection of single storey extension extending 5.615 metres beyond the rear wall of the original house, with a height to the eaves of 2.200 metres and a total height of 3.500 metres

Ref. No: 17/02243/LHE 


Hair Station 10 Railway View York YO24 2HS

Change of use of retail unit (use Class A1) to 1no. dwellinghouse (use Class C3) under Class M(a), Part 3, Schedule 2 of Article 3 of The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015

Ref. No: 17/02106/RFPRES 


251 Thanet Road York YO24 2PE

Outline application for erection of 2no. dwelling

Ref. No: 17/01934/OUT 


 Representations can be made in favour of, or in objection to, any application via the Planning on line web site.

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

Residents decide on playground proposals

A large number of children and adults came along to the drop-in sessions at the Woodthorpe Green playground on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning to see the options for improving the play area.

Everyone was asked to vote for their first and second preferences out of the four plans on display.

Braving the rain on Friday afternoon

Great turnout despite the rain

Sunnier on Saturday!

There will be another chance to vote at the Ward Committee meeting on Tuesday 26 September from 6.30pm at the indoor bowls club on Thanet Road, and at the McMillan fundraising coffee morning at St James the Deacon on the morning of Saturday 30 September.

All four plans are set out below.

Plan A

Plan B

Plan C

Plan D

Woodthorpe Green play improvements – vote for your favourite scheme!

The play area at Woodthorpe Green is going to be updated with some new equipment, thanks to funding from City of York Council and the Dringhouses & Woodthorpe Ward Committee.

The Woodthorpe Community Group is working with the council to gather feedback on plans that have been submitted by playground companies and would like everyone who uses the park to come along and vote for their preferred design.

Representatives from the Community Group will be in the playground from 3-4pm on Friday 22nd September and 10-11am on Saturday 23rd September. Playground users are invited to come along and vote for their favourite design.

Ultra Fibre Optic works get underway

Work had got underway to lay Ultra Fibre Optic cable beneath the pavements across the ward, starting in the Thanet Road area. The work is being undertaken by contractors on behalf of TalkTalk. Residents should receive a leaflet about the works two weeks in advance, and then again 48 hours before the crews arrive.

Work is being done on the following streets between 18 and 22 September:

  • St Helens Road
  • Thanet Road
  • Eason View
  • Eason Road
  • Gower Road
  • Don Avenue
  • Swale Avenue
  • Leeside
  • Thanet Road

From 25 September the work moves on to:

  • Turnmire Road
  • Southfield Crescent
  • Railway View
  • North Lane
  • The Pastures
  • Meadow Court

TalkTalk have set up a 24-hour careline number which residents can call in the event of any problems – 0800 542 8073. There is also a Facebook page – TalkTalkUFOYork


More consultation on Local Plan

Just when you thought that the Council had finally decided on a Local Plan that would take York into the 2030’s, the authority has launched another public consultation.

The last consultation  took place in the spring.

The Council says that”homes  in the city will receive a special edition of the Our City publication over the next two weeks, which explains the plan and how to have your say.

The full version of the Local Plan pre-publication draft – and comment forms which can be sent freepost –  is available to view online at,  in all the city’s libraries and the council’s reception at west offices.

Residents are also invited to one of eight special consultation events, while additional information will also be available at all ward committees which meet during the consultation period.

You can also get involved via twitter @CityofYork or, using the hashtag #YorkLocalPlan

There wil be a public consultation event on Monday 16 October at Acomb Explore Library, Acomb (3-7.30pm)

Additional information will also be provided at the ward committee meeting (Dringhouses & Woodthorpe joint with Westfield) – Tuesday 26 September  York & District Indoor Bowls Club, 302 Thanet Road, Dringhouses, York, YO24 2NW 6.30-8pm)

The published plans still involve development of the Lowfields playing field, so it is important that residents record their objections to any proposals that they disagree with

There is expect to be an “examination in public” by an independent inspector early next year.

Improvements at “left luggage” office at York Railway Station

It’s around 4 years since the left luggage facility within York station was relocated.

As we reported in 2013,  passengers face a challenging walk with heavy luggage to the new facility which is located near the Europcar Office on Queen Street.

We are pleased to report that the new luggage service operator (Autohorn Fleet Services) has gradually been improving facilities.

Details can be found on their  website while they also have a Facebook page

Autohorn say that they have

  • Moved the office slightly so it’s at a better angle for customers coming in and out of the office.
  • Now have the facility to take card payments.
  • Coned off our office from public walkways and driveways to ensure customers are kept safe (as the road can be very busy at certain times of the year)
  • Sign posting has become more apparent for travellers from the York Station. Adding onto the addition of our huge ‘Left Luggage’ flat, we’ve got smaller signs pointing towards our direction.
  • Multi-lingual signs to help aid foreign travellers within the city.
  • Been working with Make It York we’re also placed in the various tourist maps to showing clearer directions as to where we are.

 We do, however, hope that Autohorn and Virgin (who operate York Station) will continue to work to find a way of providing a direct route across the car park to the luggage office.

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


Aldersyde Court Aldersyde York

Fell Monkey Puzzle, draw back Cedar of Lebanon by 2m – protected by Tree Preservation Order no.: CYC282

Ref. No: 17/02205/TPO 

20 Lowick York YO24 2RF

Crown lift 2no. Sycamores by 7m; remove Sycamore and remove re-Coppice growth protected by Tree Preservation Order No.:10

Ref. No: 17/02221/TPO 


Cross Keys Public House 32 Tadcaster Road Dringhouses York YO24 1LQ

Condition 3 – 17/01491/FUL

Ref. No: AOD/17/00282 


Cross Keys Public House 32 Tadcaster Road Dringhouses York YO24 1LQ

Conditions 3 and 4 – 17/01491/LBC

Ref. No: AOD/17/00285


Proposed New Dwelling St Edwards Close York

Erection of 1no. detached dwelling and detached garden store

Ref. No: 17/01963/FUL 


3 Grassholme York YO24 2ST

Two storey side extension with accommodation on ground floor, conservatory to rear and bay window to front

Ref. No: 17/02052/FUL 


 Representations can be made in favour of, or in objection to, any application via the Planning on line web site.

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

What’s on – Celebrate York / Münster twinning anniversary at City Screen

City Screen joins the 60th anniversary celebrations of York’s twinning with the city of Münster with a screening of the delightfully quirky German comedy Toni Erdmann on Monday 18 September at 5:15pm.

York was one of the first cities in Britain to partner with a German city after WWII, encouraged by the Foreign Office to promote healing and contribute to a more secure peace in Europe. Since 1957 many exchanges have taken place between Münster and York including schools, choirs, sports teams, art exhibitions, and civic receptions.  Many people’s photos and reminiscences are currently on show in an exhibition upstairs at York Explore.

Dave Taylor, Marketing Manager of City Screen, said, “I’m pleased that the cinema will be able to contribute two films towards this celebration. The first one of these, Toni Erdmann, finds excruciating humour and great pathos in a comedy drama about an embarrassing parent.  Toni is a practical joker who tries to reconnect with his hard-working daughter by creating an outrageous alter ego and posing as her CEO’s life coach.  Cinemagoers should please note that we’ve had to bring the screening forward to 5:15 from the time published in our brochure.  I hope that doesn’t inconvenience anyone.”

Book to see Toni Erdmann (15) at City Screen on 0871 902 5726, or at the Coney Street Box Office, or online at:

What’s on – Joint Ward Committee meeting agenda published

The agenda for the Ward Committee to be held on Tuesday 26 September has been published.

The meeting, which is a joint meeting of the Dringhouses & Woodthorpe and Westfield Ward Committees, will take place at the York Indoor Bowls Club on Thanet Road. There will be a drop-in session at 6.30pm, with the main meeting starting at 7pm.


Any residents who are not able to make the meeting can catch up with their Drighouses & Woodthorpe ward councillors as they stop off on a cycle round the ward at Tadcaster Road Post Office (5pm), Wains Grove shops (5.35pm) and Moorcroft Road shops (6.05pm).