Latest planning applications for Dringhouses and Woodthorpe Ward

Tesco plan “dry cleaning pod”

 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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25 North Lane York YO24 2NZ

Two storey side extension

Ref. No: 17/00772/FUL 

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

Display of 1no. externally illuminated hanging sign, 1no. externally illuminated fascia sign, 1no. non illuminated projecting sign and 4no. non illuminated wall mounted signs

Ref. No: 17/00728/ADV 

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

Display of illuminated and non-illuminated signs

Ref. No: 17/00729/LBC 

Tesco Tadcaster Road

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Tesco Askham Bar Tadcaster Road Dringhouses York YO24 1LW

Siting of dry cleaning, key cutting, shoe and watch repairs pod at existing premises

Ref. No: 17/00418/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.

Councillors try out limited vision tennis at Energise

Sheena Jackson (Westfield) and Stephen Fenton (Dringhouses) put on special glasses to demonstrate the impact visual impairment has for anyone playing sport.

The event took place at Energise at the weekend.

Stephen wore glasses that when playing gave him the experience of someone who has to live with “tunnel vision”.

The glasses Sheena wore completely blurred her vision and made things all fuzzy. Sheena said they “made you feel somewhat nauseus after a while when hitting a tennis ball”.

The ball that was used was a sponge ball which is used in short tennis and inside the ball was another ball the size of a golf ball with ball bearing inside which people with visual impairment would be able to hear when the ball was approaching them to enable them to make contact with it.

The Councillors said that the session was an interesting one and everyone who participated enjoyed that activities along with the glorious sunshine.

The local ward Councillors support the activities being put on at Energise. The weekend before they went along to see what coaching/drills/activities the new tennis section at Energise has to offer.

Good news on Woodthorpe Sunday bus service

We are pleased to report that First bus have confirmed that a Sunday bus service connecting Woodthorpe with Askham Bar is to continue.

A revised service 500 will begin on 2 April. The bus will no longer go up Alness Drive & Acomb Wood Drive towards Foxwood, but will still serve the Moorcroft Road / Acorn Way / Ryecroft Avenue / Grassholme loop.

The 500 service will not terminate at Askham Bar but will travel through to the city centre, via Bishopthorpe and Bishopthorpe Road. Passengers boarding in Woodthorpe can however get off the 500 at Tesco and get on to the number 3 Park & Ride bus. The bus will be free for the first few weeks of operation, but after than normal fares will apply. The new timetable can be downloaded Here


Prompt action on graffiti

Cllr Stephen Fenton reported to Network Rail recently two locations in the ward where graffiti ‘artists’ have been at work – at the Hob Moor underpass and on St Helens Road railway bridge – see pictures below.


We are pleased to report that Network Rail acted quickly and the graffiti was painted over on Tuesday 14 March.

We continue to press Virgin Media to take action to clean off graffiti on their cabinets on Chaloners Road, Wains Road and Lowick.