Knavesmire pond mystery resolved

Further to the recent story about the excavation of a small pond on the Knavesmire bordering Bracken Road, the mystery surrounding this work has been resolved.

It turns out that the work is being carried out by Froglife as part of their Yorkshire Tails of Amphibian Discovery (TOAD) project which seeks to reduce the huge decline of the UK’s common toads in Yorkshire and help replenish populations. It is funded through the Government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund which is being delivered by the National Lottery Heritage Fund in partnership with Natural England and the Environment Agency.

This is a very worthy project which deserves support, and it is to be hoped that local residents and councillors will be kept informed of the plans for the site, with opportunities for community involvement.

Mystery surrounds Knavesmire pond excavation

Local councillors are investigating why a small pond on the Knavesmire has been excavated, leaving the site an unsightly mud bath. The site is off Bracken Road, next to Knavesmire Wood.

The pond in December 2021

Council officers have been asked if they know why this excavation work has been done. York Racecourse has confirmed that the excavation work was not done by them or at their request.

In spring and summer months the pond has been a haven for wildlife, providing a place for frogs to spawn.

The pond in May 2020

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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5 White House Drive York YO24 1ED

Single storey front, side and rear extension

Ref. No: 21/01890/FUL 

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1 Bracken Road York YO24 1JT

Single storey front, side and rear extension, first floor side extension

Ref. No: 21/01817/FUL 

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Representations can be made in favour of, or in objection to, any application via the Planning online web site.  http://planningaccess.york.gov.uk/online-applications/

The Council now no longer routinely consults neighbours by letter when an application is received

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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23 Bracken Road York YO24 1JT

Single storey rear extension 

Ref. No: 21/00133/FUL 

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9 Bracken Road York YO24 1JT

Single storey rear extension and alterations to flat roof over existing garage 

Ref. No: 21/00123/FUL 

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Representations can be made in favour of, or in objection to, any application via the Planning online web site.  http://planningaccess.york.gov.uk/online-applications/

The Council now no longer routinely consults neighbours by letter when an application is received.

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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33 The Horseshoe York YO24 1LY

Variation of condition 2 of permitted application 20/00642/FUL to reconfigure external doors and glazing to two storey dwelling on both rear and side elevations; on former bungalow change gabled rear roof to hipped, and insert ground floor window to side and 1no. rooflight to rear

Ref. No: 20/02042/FUL 

7 Bracken Road York YO24 1JT

One and two storey rear extension

Ref. No: 20/02007/FUL 

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2 Silverdale Court York YO24 2SL

Installation of access ramp to front

Ref. No: 20/01638/FUL 

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Representations can be made in favour of, or in objection to, any application via the Planning online web site.  http://planningaccess.york.gov.uk/online-applications/

The Council now no longer routinely consults neighbours by letter when an application is received

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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5 Mayfield Grove York YO24 1HJ

Condition 3 (Archaeology) of 16/00725/FUL

Ref. No: AOD/20/00155 

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40 Leven Road York YO24 2TJ

Two storey side extension, single storey rear extension, porch to front and erection of detached garden building to rear to form workshop/store following demolition of existing garage

Ref. No: 20/00934/FUL 

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5 Bracken Road York YO24 1JT

Single storey front, side and rear extension (amendment to planning permission 19/1449/FUL to include a canopy style extension to the front).

Ref. No: 20/00931/FUL 

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26 The Horseshoe York YO24 1LX

Conditions 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12 and 14 of 19/02470/FUL

Ref. No: AOD/20/00145 

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York College Sim Balk Lane York YO23 2BB

Erection of 2no. detached smoking shelters within existing picnic spaces to front and side

Ref. No: 20/00923/FUL 

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Land To East Of St Leonards Hospice And 13 To 20 The Square Dringhouses York

Erection of electrical substation

Ref. No: 20/00891/FUL 

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Representations can be made in favour of, or in objection to, any application via the Planning online web site.  http://planningaccess.york.gov.uk/online-applications/

The Council now no longer routinely consults neighbours by letter when an application is received

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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Fox And Roman 58 Tadcaster Road Dringhouses York YO24 1LR

Crown thin 2no. Sycamore trees by 30% – protected by Tree Preservation Order no.50

Ref. No: 20/00924/TPO 

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25 Bracken Road York YO24 1JT

Single storey side and rear extensions

Ref. No: 20/00889/FUL 

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23 Sherringham Drive York YO24 2SE

Single storey side and front extension and conversion of garage to habitable room

Ref. No: 20/00833/FUL 

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Representations can be made in favour of, or in objection to, any application via the Planning online web site.  http://planningaccess.york.gov.uk/online-applications/

The Council now no longer routinely consults neighbours by letter when an application is received

Latest planning application 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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25 The Square Dringhouses York YO24 1UR

Crown thin Maple protected by Tree Preservation Order No.CYC08

Ref. No: 20/00390/TPO 

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8 Whin Road York YO24 1JU

Single storey side and rear extension

Ref. No: 20/00327/FUL 

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5 Bracken Road York YO24 1JT

Non-material amendment to permitted application 19/01449/FUL to alter fenestration to the rear

Ref. No: 20/00321/NONMAT 

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Representations can be made in favour of, or in objection to, any application via the Planning online web site.  http://planningaccess.york.gov.uk/online-applications/

The Council now no longer routinely consults neighbours by letter when an application is received

Latest planning application for Dringhouses and Woodthorpe Ward

Below are the latest planning application 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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16 Bracken Road York YO24 1JT

Proposal      Two storey side extension, single storey rear extension, dormer to rear, 2no. rooflights to front, 1no. rooflight to west side elevation.

Reference   19/01668/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/

NB. The Council now no longer routinely consults neighbours by letter when an application is received

Big programme of highway resurfacing works announced for Dringhouses and Woodthorpe area

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

Bracken Road Carriageway Dringhouses £81,000
Middlethorpe Grove Carriageway Dringhouses £137,000
Little Hob Moor Cycle path Dringhouses £1,750
Acomb Wood Close Footpath Dringhouses £4,000
Alness Drive Footpath Dringhouses £27,000
Ashbourne Way Footpath Dringhouses £5,000
Deveron Way Footpath Dringhouses £14,000
North Lane Footpath Dringhouses £7,000
Old Moor Lane Footpath Dringhouses £7,120

The full list of streets which will receive attention can be viewed by clicking here