There will be Stop / Go traffic controls on Alness Drive from 8am to 3.30pm, Monday 30th October to Friday 3rd November, during footpath resurfacing works.
We are pleased to report that work will shortly get underway to resurface footpaths on Alness Drive and on Deveron Way. The sections of path to be resurfaced are marked on the map below. The area of block paving on Deveron Way is to be replaced with tarmac.
Letters are being delivered to residents, with a request that any vegetation overhanging the footpath is cut back. The work is due to get underway from 30 October and is expected to take eight weeks.
The York Council has announced which roads and footpaths will be resurfaced this year. The programme is the biggest for several years with, in total, £8,091,500 is due to be invested.
This represents an increase of 27% over the previous years budget
Around 100 individual roads are listed for resurfacing.
In the Dringhouses area, the programme includes £1/4 million for work on the following roads and footpaths
|Little Hob Moor||Cycle path||Dringhouses||£1,750|
|Acomb Wood Close||Footpath||Dringhouses||£4,000|
|Old Moor Lane||Footpath||Dringhouses||£7,120|
The full list of streets which will receive attention can be viewed by clicking here
In response to a Freedom of Information request, the York Council has published updated figures indicating the effect that the revised 20 mph speed limits have had on average vehicle speeds and accident levels.
The figures reveal that the new limits have had little or no effect on average vehicle speeds while some accident levels have actually risen.
The data updates that published in March 2015 which showed similar results.
The data covers the 20 mph wide area limit in western York implemented in 2013/14. The project cost £600,000 to implement and was widely criticised for failing to recognise that such limits were unenforceable and, in any event, would have a negligible effect on accident levels.
Opponents wanted the money spent directly on safety improvements at accident black spots.
On some 20 mph roads such as Alness Drive the maximum speed recorded this year has been as much as 68mph – well above levels seen before the speed limit change
Overall there has been a reduction of only 1.3 mph in mean speeds.
Accident levels in the area have increased from 62 recorded in 2012 to 78 in 2015
On a related issue, North Yorkshire police are to be asked to justify their decision to increase the number of mobile speed enforcement cameras vans to six.
The Police responded to an FOI inquiry indicting that they only held information relating to the total number of offences which had been recorded when a van visited a particular location. This information had been published on their web site for couple of years now.
The police also publish how they they are dealing with specific speeding complaints raised by members of the public (although there is a backlog). click here
However, it doesn’t provide a measure of how effective the vans have been in controlling vehicle speeds or in reducing the number of accidents on the roads being monitored.
The number of drivers exceeding the prevailing speed limit is only a crude reflection of the “success” of the cameras. Changes in offender numbers may simply reflected changes in traffic volumes.
Against a background of increasing numbers of road casualty’s, residents need to be convinced that roads are now safer as a result of police investment.
A further request for the information is now being drafted.
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
Location: 302 Tadcaster Road York YO24 1HE
Proposal: Erection of detached dwelling and garage (amended scheme)
Ref No: 15/01690/FUL
Applicant: Knavesmire Ventures LLP Contact ONeill Associates Consultation Expiry Date 14 September 2015 Case Officer: Heather Fairy Expected Decision Level DEL
Location: 45 Hunters Way York YO24 1JL
Proposal: Single storey rear extension and dormers to side and rear
Ref No: 15/01764/FUL
Applicant: Mr Martin Scott Consultation Expiry Date 14 September 2015 Case Officer: David Johnson Expected Decision Level DEL
Location: 60 Alness Drive York YO24 2XZ
Proposal: First floor side and single storey side and rear extensions
Ref No: 15/01714/FUL
Applicant: Mr Michael Leadbetter Contact Mr John Dougal Consultation Expiry Date 14 September 2015 Case Officer: Elizabeth Potter Expected Decision Level DEL
Location: 31 Gower Road York YO24 2JA
Proposal: Two storey side and rear extension
Ref No: 15/01715/FUL
Applicant: Natalie Snaith Contact Chris Lawson Consultation Expiry Date 14 September 2015 Case Officer: Elizabeth Potter Expected Decision Level DEL
Location: Omnicom Engineering 292 Tadcaster Road York YO24 1ET
Proposal: Fell Leylandii tree in a Conservation Area
Ref No: 15/01897/TCA
Applicant: Mr John Forsyth Contact Mr Paul Taylor Consultation Expiry Date 14 September 2015 Case Officer: Esther Priestley Expected Decision Level
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.