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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Land To Rear Of 257 Thanet Road York (Access St James Croft)

Proposal              Erection of 3 one bedroomed houses

Reference           18/00132/FUL

Plan

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129 Dringthorpe Road York YO24 1LF

Single storey rear extension

Ref. No: 18/00067/FUL 

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St Leonards Hospice 185 Tadcaster Road Dringhouses York YO24 1GL

Replacement of existing extension with larger flat roof single storey extension and re-landscaping of adjacent courtyard

Ref. No: 18/00031/FUL 

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58 White House Gardens York YO24 1EA

Single storey rear extension

Ref. No: 18/00006/FUL 

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344 Thanet Road York YO24 2PL

Erection of detached outbuilding to rear to form garden room as detailed in drawing no.2017 004 Rev a.

Ref. No: 17/03036/CPD 

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344 Thanet Road York YO24 2PL

Erection of single storey extension extending 6.00 metres beyond the rear wall of the original house, with a height to the eaves of 2.915 metres and a total height of 3.40 metres

Ref. No: 17/03065/LHE 

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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

Triple boost for Tadcaster Road residents

There is good news on three fronts for residents in the Tadcaster Road area.

Firstly, a notice has gone up in the Mace / Post Office window indicating that the store will be re-opening soon, with the Post Office service restored within the next 4 to 6 weeks. This will come as a welcome boost to residents who have lost not only their Post Office but also newspaper deliveries.

Secondly, the speedy re-fit and rebrand of the Co-op / Texaco garage to its new incarnation as an ‘Applegreen’ outlet has been completed. Former Co-op staff have been retained, and the range of goods stocked is impressive.

Thirdly, two bicycle hoops have been installed by City of York Council outside Café at No. 12. The work was funded by the council, and we are grateful to the team at the Café for giving permission for the cycle hoops to be installed on their land.

Local Lib Dem councillors have been campaigning for better cycle parking provision along Tadcaster Road, and this latest success follows the installation of a cycle hoop at the shops near the junction with Slingsby Grove.

Co-op closes another food store in west York

The Co-op has closed another of its food stores in west York, with the closure of its Tadcaster Road shop.

This latest closure follows the recent sale to McColls of the former Co-op store in Woodthorpe. It also comes hot on the heels of the sudden closure of the nearby Dringhouses Post Office and Mace store, with still no news as to when those will re-open.


A phone call from Cllr Stephen Fenton to Co-op HQ revealed that the Tadcaster Road store will re-open on Thursday 1 February as an ‘Applegreen‘ petrol station. On their website, Applegreen say this about their retail offer:

“It’s not just our well stocked and conveniently organised shops catering for the myriad needs of today’s motorist but also our partnerships with top food and beverage outlets such as Costa Coffee and Subway which underpin our commitment to providing a consistently high quality offer to our customers.”

Stephen has asked Applegreen whether they plan to stock a similar range of groceries and household goods to the former Co-op store.

Latest planning applications for Dringhouses & Woodthorpe ward

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

Full details can be found by clicking the application reference.

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344 Thanet Road York YO24 2PL

Proposal:   Erection of detached outbuilding to rear to form garden room as detailed in drawing no.2017 004 Rev a.

Ref No:      17/03036/CPD

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58 White House Gardens York YO24 1EA

Proposal:   Single storey rear extension

Ref No:      18/00006/FUL

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St Leonards Hospice  185 Tadcaster Road Dringhouses York YO24 1GL

Proposal:   Replacement of existing extension with larger flat roof single storey extension and re-landscaping of adjacent courtyard

Ref No:     18/00031/FUL

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129 Dringthorpe Road York YO24 1LF

Proposal:   Single storey rear extension

Ref No:      18/00067/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

Ultra Fibre Optic work plan for 29 January to 9 February

TalkTalk have announced their Ultra Fibre Optic cable-laying plans for early February, with the focus now solely on the ‘narrow trenching’ phase of the works.


Work will take place on Sandmartin Court, Carrfield, Chantry Close, Sherringham Drive, Grassholme, Crummock, Chaloners Road, Gower Road, Herdsmans Road, Wains Road, Trent Way, Allendale, Deepdale, Heron Avenue, Ryecroft Avenue, Skiddaw, Lowick, Wordsworth Crescent, Summerfield Road, Arundel Grove, Ullswater, Acorn Way, Moorcroft Road, Don Avenue, Swale Avenue.

 

 

 

Post Office remains closed – answers still sought

Local Lib Dem councillors are continuing to press Post Office Ltd for answers on when Dringhouses Post Office will re-open.

As we reported last November, the Post Office have apparently failed to adhere to their own Code of Practice, which applies to “the handling of the localised changes that can and do happen across such a large network for all sorts of reasons. When these changes do happen, whether they are planned or whether they occur without warning, we will always ensure that the minimum access criteria outlined by the Government are met and that the needs of customers are taken into account as much as is possible.”

The Post Office’s most recent statement is as follows: “We sincerely apologise to customers for any inconvenience caused by the continued temporary closure of Dringhouses Post Office. We understand and appreciate how much communities rely on our services and would like to reassure customers that we are working hard to restore services to the community as quickly as possible.”

Cllr Stephen Fenton has again written to Post Office Ltd to demand answers, and request an urgent meeting.

To make matters worse, the Mace store has closed. A spokesperson for Mace said: “The vast majority of our stores are owned by independent retailers, as was this store on Tadcaster Road. Unfortunately the owner has taken the decision to close the store and at present we are unable to confirm whether it will reopen.”

 

The store’s closure means that the Tadcaster Road area has no newsagent which delivers newspapers, which is a blow to many residents.