The work to install Ultra Fibre Optic cable across west York continues, with the following streets due to be visited during the week commencing 9 October:
The Council has also abandoned plans to curtail speeds on Chaloners Road. Officials claim that average speeds on the road are now within the set limits
The decisions, for four roads in the area which had been reported for action, were:
Click the link below for details:
The Councils Planning Committee is set to approve improvements to the footpath which runs through Acomb Wood when it meets tomorrow (Thursday).
A planning application seeks permission to form a new pedestrian footpath through Acomb Wood to link Ashbourne Way and The Quaker Wood PH entrance and to extend the existing path from the Given Close entrance to Lomond Ginnel.
The footpath would be formed of a geotextile membrane which will be laid on top of the existing ground level. Up to 150mm of porous crushed recycled building material will be laid on top and held in place by timber edging. The edging will be held in place by metal or wooden stakes. The surrounding ground level would be re-profiled to the timber edging to prevent a trip hazard.
4.11 At present, whilst the path is established, it is very damp and muddy under foot. The area is extensively used as a cut through and by dog walkers. The raising of the path and the formation of a hard surface would enable the route to be more accessible and easier to negotiate when the weather is inclement.
The proposal seeks to demolish the garages and erect a residential development containing 2 no. two bed houses and 6 no. 2 bed apartments.
The application is made by Housing Services and the apartments would all be for social rent (although Housing Services do not know if they will form part of the downsizing provision for the over 55s as yet). 6 no. car parking spaces would be provided.
Amenity space would be provided to the rear; including gardens for the houses and shared amenity space for the apartments.
The sub station would be relocated to the front (south west) corner of the site.
The York Council’s controversial plan to develop the garage area on Chaloners Road has taken a step forward with layout plans having been published.
The plans show a 3 storey block containing 6 flats, plus two houses, on the site.
The main criticism of the Councils plan had been its impact on the availability of parking spaces in the area, increased traffic, the dominating effect that a 3 storey building would have and its impact on the adjacent Hoggs Pond nature area.
The plans show an allocated parking space for each new property with one visitor space. No measures to address the needs of drivers displaced from the garages have been announced.
On street parking space in the area is very limited. and the dropped kerb and layby provision programmes have both stalled recently.
The plans suggest that 8 mature trees will be felled. A significant amount of land is allocated as a “compost area”.
A planning application is expected to be submitted and determined in May. Residents will be able to object to the proposals and are permitted to address the Planning Committee before a decision is made.
A Public Information Drop-In Event has been organised for those interested in the plans for new Council flats on Chaloners Road and Newbury Avenue.
The Council has still to confirm how it will deal with the extra car parking requirements generated by the vehicles displaced from the site.
The “drop in” takes place on
Wednesday 16th April between 4pm – 7pm
at the York and district Indoor Bowls Club, Thanet Road, YO24 2NW