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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31 Troutbeck York YO24 2RE

Two storey side and rear extensions and single storey extension to side

Reference           17/01823/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

Defibrilator training boost

Local Liberal Democrat councillors were pleased to help the Dringhouses Bowling Club secure a new defibrillator, along with free training in its use for eight club members.

The Bowling Club, which is based at York Racecourse Stables, was awarded £1,600 by the Dringhouses and Woodthorpe Ward Committee.
Liberal Democrat Councillor Ashley Mason, who is also a paramedic, offered to train the members in how to use the equipment, saving the club £350. York Racecourse was also kind enough to let the Bowling Club use their facilities for no charge for the training.

Cllr Ashley Mason (right) with Ray Lyall from Dringhouses Bowling Club

Cllr Ashley Mason said:
A person’s chance of survival decreases 10 per cent every minute that passes without defibrillation, so applying a defibrillator within the first four minutes of collapse means the patient has the best possible chance of surviving.”

North Lane issues tackled

We are currently pursuing a number of issues in the North Lane area.

The steps leading up from Moor Grove onto the St Helens Road railway bridge are choked with grass and weeds. We have for this area to receive attention ASAP.

The dog poo bin on North Lane pasture is often overflowing, which suggests more frequent emptying or a larger capacity bin is needed. We will try to get some improvements made.

Nearby, we have again asked for the Chaseside Court street sign to be turned round to face the right way.

 

And at the junction of North Lane and Orchard Way the footpath is gradually disappearing under vegetation which needs cutting back properly. We are in discussion with the council to confirm responsibility for the strip of land on which the vegetation is growing.

Loading bay parking problems

In a recent survey undertaken by local Lib Dem councillors, Slingsby Grove residents expressed concerns about sight lines being blocked by cars parking in the ‘loading bay’ in front of the shops on Tadcaster Road. When cars, and in particular vans, park here, it obstructs motorists’ view of vehicles coming from the left as they pull out of Slingsby Grove.

We recently took this photo showing the ‘parking bay’ beyond the bus stop empty, whilst cars parked in the ‘loading bay’ (and in one case obstructed the cycle path).

Loading only?

We have asked council officers about the possibility of painting more striking markings for the loading bay, but this idea has not found favour. We will continue to press for action, as this is a matter of public safety about which residents have concerns.