At a meeting on 11 January, members of the council’s Area Planning Sub Committee approved plans to demolish 27 St Helens Road and extend the Abbeyfield House care home on Regency Mews to include 17 extra care flats and 8 dementia care flats.
Councillor Stephen Fenton joined local residents at the meeting to ask the committee to refuse the application. Stephen focused his remarks on the impact that the development would have on the Wendy House Day Nursery, which has served local families for over 27 years.
Despite the concerns raised by the speakers, the committee voted unanimously to accept the officer recommendation that the application be approved.
A webcast of the meeting can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9Z7lvLYv9M
Community and voluntary groups in Dringhouses are set to benefit from the Tesco ‘bags for life’ scheme, where the money raised from the sale of carrier bags is used to fund local projects in communities across the UK.
The Dringhouses Scout Group recently secured a £4,000 grant from the scheme and the Revival Residents Community Association is currently bidding for a grant. Local residents can support their bid at the Askham Bar Tesco store, where blue tokens can be deposited in the relevant bucket.
The wet and freezing weather has taken its toll on some local roads, with potholes appearing at a number of locations.
Local Lib Dem councillors have been out and about to check the condition of the roads, and have reported a number of potholes for repair at locations including Alness Drive, Wains Road, Tadcaster Road and Sherringham Drive.
We will chase these up to ensure that repairs are carried out promptly. If we have missed any potholes in need of repair, please contact Cllr Stephen Fenton at firstname.lastname@example.org
The proposal to extend the Abbeyfield House care home to include specialist 17 extra care flats and 8 dementia care units is being recommended for approval. The proposalinvolves the demolition of 27 St Helen’s Road.
Officials are set to shun the objections made by 57 residents, the ward planning panel and local Ward Councillors. The objectors raise a wide range of issues including inadequate parking provision, overlooking, drainage, scale, massing, impact on the nearby children’s nursery and loss of open space.
Residents can attend the planning meeting which will discuss the plans. It takes place on Thursday 11th January starting at 4:30pm