Local Lib Dem councillors have welcomed the start of daily security patrols in the Ashbourne Way / Summerfield Road area, following concerns from residents about anti social behaviour.
Cllr Ashley Mason with the patrol vehicle on Summerfield Road
The Dringhouses & Woodthorpe ward budget is being used to fund a six-month trial of daily visits by a Gough & Kelly security patrol with body-worn cameras. The aim is to gather evidence of the nature of the problems, with a view to informing a decision about whether a fixed CCTV camera would be beneficial.
Residents are being encouraged to take part in a survey, which has been set up by Gough & Kelly. It can be accessed at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/TH7XT3Q
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
OS Fields 5475 7267 And 8384 Moor Lane Acomb York
Scoping opinion in relation to proposed mixed use development of up to 500 dwellings, public open space, allotments, school, sports facilities and associated access
Ref. No: 18/01354/EIASP
6 Nidd Grove York YO24 2PZ
Single storey rear extension.
Ref. No: 18/01228/FUL
21 Mayfield Grove York YO24 1HJ
Erection of single storey extension extending 3.825 metres beyond the rear wall of the original house, with a height to the eaves of 2.400 metres and a total height of 3.855 metres.
Ref. No: 18/01260/LHE
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
Dringhouses & Woodthorpe Lib Dem councillor Stephen Fenton has expressed concern at the submission of an application for a ‘scoping opinion’ on proposals to develop land off Moor Lane in Woodthorpe that has been earmarked as Green Belt.
The application refers to plans to build 500 homes on land adjacent to the Askham Bog nature reserve, along with a school, sports facilities, allotments and public open space. It is believed to be a precursor to a more detailed planning application being submitted.
The red line marks the area for which an application has been made for a ‘scoping opinion’
Developers have previously set out their desire to develop the site, most recently in 2016 when they published a brochure setting out an aspiration to build 1,250 homes:
Moor Lane green belt plans challenged
Commenting on the new application, Cllr Fenton said “This application for land that has been earmarked as Green Belt is unwelcome, and will be resisted.
“Throughout the various stages of consultation on York’s Local Plan, residents and local councillors have been firm in their opposition to the development of this site, which is right next to the Askham Bog Site of Special Scientific Interest.”
Following the submission of York’s Local Plan to Government on 25 May 2018, Planning Inspectors have been appointed to conduct an examination as to whether the Plan is ‘sound.’
A seven-day video traffic survey on Thanet Road has got underway, designed to gather evidence to support decisions on possible measures to improve road safety.
The survey has been prompted by residents’ concerns about speeding, damage being done to parked cars and lack of off-road parking.
Two cameras have been installed, between the junctions at St James Place and Jervis Road, which will operate for seven days.
The footage will then be studied to identify what traffic calming or other measures might be effective and appropriate.
The survey is being funded through the Dringhouses & Woodthorpe Ward Committee budget.
Local Lib Dem councillors are encouraging residents to have their say on plans designed to tackle anti social behaviour in parts of Woodthorpe.
Example of a body-worn CCTV camera
Residents have expressed concern about vandalism and anti social behaviour in the Ashbourne Way and Summerfield Road area and also around the newly-refurbished playground at Woodthorpe Green.
In response, the Ward Budget is being used to fund a six-month trial of daily visits by a Gough & Kelly security patrol with body-worn cameras.
The aim is to gather evidence of the nature of the problems, with a view to informing a decision about whether a fixed CCTV camera would be beneficial.
The survey, which has been set up by Gough & Kelly, can be accessed at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/TH7XT3Q
The questions posed in the survey are:
- Do you feel there is a need for patrols with body-worn video in the Summerfield Road / Ashbourne Way area?
- Would having patrols make you feel safer?
- Are you happy that patrols have been considered as a way of documenting evidence to support the installation of a fixed CCTV camera?
- Are you happy for images of you to be recorded and stored for 31 days?
- Can you think of incidents where CCTV would have been useful in the area?
- Do you have any other comments, questions or concerns?
It’s Clean Air Day, which is an opportunity to find out more about air pollution, share information with friends and colleagues, and help make the air cleaner and healthier for everyone. There is information and resources available at https://www.cleanairday.org.uk/
City of York Council is about to start a consultation on plans to set up a Clean Air Zone for the city centre. You can find out more at https://www.york.gov.uk/press/article/2580/clean_air_day_21_june_2018_your_views_on_new_clean_air_zone_for_york_s_city_centre
Local Lib Dem councillor Stephen Fenton said “Clean Air Day is a chance for us to focus on what more needs to be done to encourage cycling and walking in York. Better air quality is key to that, as are improvements to cycle lanes, both on and off road.”
Stephen out and about on his bike!
A house burglary took place on The Horseshoe on Sunday 17th June between 12:30 and 5:30pm when an individual entered a property and took various items.
North Yorkshire Police are appealing to residents to contact them if they saw anything suspicious between these times and suspect it was related to this incident. Please phone 101 to pass any relevant information
The Chase Residents Association holds its Annual General Meeting on Monday 25th June at 7.30pm at the Marriott Hotel on Tadcaster Road.
The RA serves the Tadcaster Road area from St Helens Road up to Pulleyn Drive, including Nelsons Lane, Hob Moor Terrace, Hillcrest Gardens, Chalfonts, Breary Close, Weddall Close, Goodwood Grove, Lingfield Crescent, Aintree Court, Mayfield Grove, Ainsty Grove, Ainsty Avenue and St Helens Road.
This year’s Woodthorpe Family Fun Day will take place on Sunday 1 July on the Green. There’ll be stalls, live entertainment and refreshments from 12 noon to 6pm. Everyone is welcome!