Six new council homes planned for Chaloners Road

At a meeting of the council’s Executive on Wednesday 15th November councillors will be asked to approve a proposal that would see six two-bedroom council homes built on Chaloners Road in Dringhouses. The homes would be built on council land currently occupied by garages.

Planning approval for six apartments and two houses was granted for the site on Chaloners Road in August 2014, following earlier Cabinet approval to include the site in the wider new council housing build programme. However, in June 2016, the contractor appointed to deliver the scheme advised that they no longer wished to undertake the development. This was prior to work starting on site and has led to a re-appraisal of the development proposals.

With the building contractor withdrawing from the project, the opportunity arose to look again at local housing priorities and the site suitability for a small development of houses. There is a significant need for two-bed family housing, and the Chaloners Road site lends itself well to this.

Ultra Fibre Optic – work plan for w/c 13 November

The work to install Ultra Fibre Optic cable across west York continues, with the following streets due to be visited during the week commencing 13 November for ‘advanced civils’ work:

  • Wordsworth Crescent
  • Acorn Way
  • Allendale
  • Sandmartin Court
  • Foxton
  • Chantry Close
  • Deepdale
  • Carrfield
  • Summerfield Road
  • Ryecroft Avenue
  • Lowick
  • Grassholme
  • Heron Avenue
  • Sherringham Drive

In addition to the streets listed above, ‘narrow trenching’ work will be undertaken on Leeside, Swale Avenue, Don Avenue and Eason View.

UFO works planned for w/c 13 November

Latest planning application for the 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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3 Whin Garth York YO24 1LA

Two storey side extension

Ref. No: 17/02627/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

St Helens Road pedestrian crossing beacon to be upgraded

St Helen’s Road among those to be upgraded.

The Council is to upgrade the Belisha Beacons at 14 pedestrian crossing sites in York

New beacon design

A report says,

“There are 43 zebra crossings across the city and outlying villages. A
zebra crossing is required by law to have a black and white striped pole
with a flashing yellow globe on each side of the crossing. If there is an
island in the middle, additional beacons may be provided as considered
appropriate. For years this equipment remained fairly standard, but in
the last decade new products have come onto the market using high
intensity light emitting diodes (LEDs) to enhance the conspicuity of
the globe.
In recent years 9 zebra crossings have been upgraded to high
conspicuity units as part of road safety schemes. Feedback on these
has been very positive. The remaining 34 crossings have equipment of
variable age and condition”.
The new design id promised to eb more visible with diodes lastingt longer than older type.

The work is expected to be completed before the end of January.

Controversial Tadcaster Road planning application approved

A controversial planning application to demolish two homes on Tadcaster Road and shoehorn 11 properties onto the site was approved by members of City of York Council’s Area Planning Sub Committee on 9 November.


The plans attracted overwhelming opposition from local residents and ward councillors, but officers recommended approval. Cllr Ann Reid spoke at the meeting to highlight the reasons why the application should be refused, one of which was the impact of adding another junction into what is already a very busy stretch of road.

Six members of the committee supported the recommendation to approve the application and four were opposed, so the application was approved. It was agreed however to add as a condition for approval that the narrow track connecting the site to Mayfield Grove should be restricted to pedestrian and cycle use only.

Local volunteers making an impact

Volunteers in the Dringhouses & Woodthorpe ward continue to make a significant impact in making the area cleaner, greener and safer.

Recently the informal community noticeboard opposite the shops on Moorcroft Road has been re-vamped by volunteers to make it more attractive and to provide more space for local groups to publicise their activities.


On Tadcaster Road, a local volunteer has come forward to overhaul the wooden planters between York College and the Askham Bar roundabout. The first tub has been cleared and planted up. The local Tesco store is doing its bit by helping to dispose of the removed vegetation.


Ultra Fibre Optic – work plan for w/c 6 November

The work to install Ultra Fibre Optic cable across west York continues, with the following streets due to be visited during the week commencing 6 November for ‘advanced civils’ work.

Wansbeck
Cairnborrow
Moor Lane
Helmsdale
Dalmally Close
Burns Court
Dee Close
Girvan Close
Carron Crescent
Etive Place
Irvine Way
Coeside
Tarbert Crescent
Nevis Way
Kinbrace Drive
Halladale Close
Deveron Way
Ashmeade Close
Torridon Place
Acomb Wood Drive

 

In addition to the streets listed above, ‘narrow trenching’ work will be undertaken on Railway View and Orchard Way.

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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17 St Edwards Close York

Conditions 3 and 7 – 17/01963/FUL

Ref. No: AOD/17/00350 

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Proposed New Dwelling St Edwards Close York

Condition 8 – 17/01963/FUL

Ref. No: AOD/17/00349 

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2 The Beeches College Court Dringhouses York YO24 1UP

Crown clean and reduce Beech tree protected by Tree Preservation Order no. CYC 290

Ref. No: 17/02608/TPO 

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22 Hunters Way York YO24 1JJ

Variation of condition 2 (approved plans) of approved application 16/01898/FUL to alter design and size of rear dormer.

Ref. No: 17/02561/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

St Helens Road grass banks cut

Following intervention by Cllr Stephen Fenton, the council has cut back the grass on the banks on St Helens Road either side of the railway bridge.

Complaints about the state of the area had been raised by the Dringhouses Sports & Social Club, and the overgrown vegetation was starting to encroach onto the footpath.

Grass bank leading down to the cricket pitch

Approach to the bridge from Thanet Road