Controversial Tadcaster Road planning application recommended for approval

An application to build 11 homes on land behind 26 Tadcaster Road has been recommended for approval by Council officials.

The recommendation comes despite objections from local Councillor Ann Reid, members of the local planning panel and the Conservation Area Panel.. The National Trust – which runs the Goddards historic house opposite the site entrance – have also objected as have many local residents.

The application seeks permission for the erection of 11 dwellings following the demolition of an existing two storey dwelling at 26 Tadcaster Road and a single storey dwelling located centrally within the site and identified as being 9a Mayfield Grove.

The site comprises an area of approximately 0.5ha. Thirteen lock up garages with a large area of harstanding are also  present within the site.

The site is bounded to the north by the rear gardens of Mayfield Grove, to the east by Tadcaster Road, to the south and west by the car park of the public house and the rear gardens of St Helens Road. Access to the site would be where number 26 Tadcaster Road currently stands.

The scheme proposes two rows of 3 two storey three-bed terraced houses with rooms within the roof, two 4 bedroom two storey dwellings, two 3 bedroom dormer bungalows and one 1 bedroom two storey dwelling.

Two off street parkingspaces would be provided for each dwelling with no allocated visitor spaces.

Most of the objections relate to traffic and parking issues.

The application will be determined by the planning sub committee when it meets on 9th November.

Residents can register to speak at the meeting if they wish.

 

What’s on in York: Make a mural of York Minster at Dringhouses Library on Friday

Dringhouses Library :

Fri 3 Nov :

3.00pm – 5.00pm :

£2 per child/£5 family ticket

Artist Anna Harding will help you make a mural of the wonderful York Minster, to help decorate Dringhouses Library. Make the Minster, and then make a picture of yourself to go in the mural! Sponsored by York Evening Decorative and Fine Art Society (YEDFAS).

Booking advisable to avoid disappointment.

This event is aimed at 4-12 year old.

For further information please call Dringhouses Library on (01904) 552674 or email dringhouses@exploreyork.org.uk.

Tree felled in Chaloners Road park

A tree has been felled in Chaloners Road park after the trunk split in half, causing branches to block the footpath.

The damaged tree was reported by Cllr Stephen Fenton on Sunday 29 October, and later that day council staff made it safe and cleared the footpath.

On Monday the tree was removed completely.

The damaged tree in Chaloners Road park

All that remains

Meeting to tackle Woodthorpe shops issues

Cllr Stephen Fenton met with representatives from McColls and the Hallmark Real Estate Group on 26 October to try to get action to resolve some problems in need of attention in the area around the shops on Moorcroft Road.

The wet weather helped to demonstrate the woeful drains that don’t actually drain, causing lakes to form in front of the shops!

Other issues raised were:

  • Rocking paving slabs
  • Missing concrete bollard
  • Trees in need of pruning
  • Potholes in the car park at the rear of the shops
  • General state of the paved area

We hope that the meeting will result in some action to improve this privately-owned area of land, and we’ll keep residents informed.

Something a little different for Christmas? Try Goddards on Tadcaster Road

Something a little different this Christmas?

Goddards on Tadcaster Road

Take a seat in the former Terry family dining room that overlooks the Arts and Crafts garden and enjoy a special two or three course lunch.

Friday to Sunday

17th Nov to 17th Dec

Booking essential

Menu

To start:

  • Onion soup with gluten free cheese scone crouton.
  • Mackerel and beet salad.
  • Smoked salmon and herb mousse.

Main course:

  • Conisbee turkey and trimmings with seasonal vegetables.
  • Beef, onion and red wine pie with season vegetables.
  • Polenta and squash salad with goat’s cheese and orange dressing.

To finish:

  • Classic Christmas pudding.
  • Ginger and caramel cheesecake.
  • Poached pears in honey and orange.

Three courses £24.95

Two courses £19.95

More details and booking Call 01904 771956

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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24 Hob Moor Terrace York YO24 1EY

Conditions 3 and 4 – 17/01529/FUL

Ref. No: AOD/17/00337 

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5 Crummock York YO24 2SU

Two storey side and rear extensions

Ref. No: 17/02543/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

Police take action to control Halloween jinks

Over the coming weeks police in North Yorkshire will have an increased presence in York to deter those who may choose to engage in anti-social behaviour (ASB), and help keep the community safe under Operation CASBIA.

Op CASBIA is a new initiative that started on Friday 27 October. Local neighbourhood policing teams will be out in numbers to provide reassurance, crime prevention advice and provide you with the opportunity to meet your local officers.  Officers from North Yorkshire Police’s specialist Road Policing Group and Operational Support Unit will also be joining the local team to deter ASB and deal with the anti-social use of vehicles on our roads.

Postcards will also be supplied, to display that you do not wish to have Trick or Treaters at your door. These are available at the front office of both Acomb and Fulford Police station, or alternatively you can email your local team for one to be posted through your door.

Chief Inspector Allan Wescott, of North Yorkshire Police said:

“Although this time of year is fun and exciting for many, there are those in our communities for whom it can cause concern and anxiety and increase the fear of crime in local communities. There are also a small number of people who may choose to use it as an opportunity to commit Anti-Social Behaviour. We want to reassure the public that we will be out on the streets, doing our best to keep local communities safe.

“I’d like to also remind people to only trick or treat in their own neighbourhood unless they’re with an adult and avoid going out alone and ask people to stay in well- lit areas where there are plenty of houses.

“At this time of year we work closely with the Fire and Rescue Service, and I urge people not to take risks with fireworks. Anyone caught supplying fireworks to under 18s or lighting them in the street can expect to be dealt with robustly.”