Network Rail announce line-side clearance in Dringhouses

Network Rail has announced in a letter to residents that it plans to undertake line-side clearance of vegetation in the Dringhouses area in preparation for the upgrading of the Transpennine railway. It has organised a drop-in session for residents on Tuesday 29 November at St Edward the Confessor Church Hall from 4pm to 7pm.

Representatives from Network Rail and contractor QTS will be present to answer questions. There will also be a presentation at 5pm and 6pm.

line-side-clearance

To enable electrification of the railway, Network Rail will be removing vegetation from 6.5 meters either side of the tracks (from big trees to small bushes) to allow safe clearance for the gantries and wires.

Network Rail will also be renewing fencing along the route. Dependant on the location they will be using either stock proof fencing or green palisade fencing. Before work starts, an ecological survey will be carried out. Any protected species or nesting birds are identified and appropriate methods of working are put into place.

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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17 White House Rise York YO24 1EE

Two storey side and rear extension and dormer window to rear 

Ref. No: 16/02573/FUL

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14 Pulleyn Drive York YO24 1DX

Two storey rear extension 

Ref. No: 16/02578/FUL

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73 Hunters Way York YO24 1JL

Non-material amendment to permitted application 16/00678/FUL to increase size of rear dormer 

Ref. No: 16/02544/NONMAT

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2 White House Drive York YO24 1ED

Dormer to rear 

Ref. No: 16/02519/FUL

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22 Gower Road York YO24 2JA

Two storey side and rear extensions and single storey rear extension 

Ref. No: 16/02550/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.

Latest planning application for the 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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Aldersyde House Aldersyde York

Conversion of storage garage into 2no. dwellings with associated alterations (resubmission)

Ref. No: 16/02511/FUL

Aldersyde House Aldersyde York

Conversion of garage/store into 2no. dwellings with associated alterations (resubmission)

Ref. No: 16/02512/LBC

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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.

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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27 Slingsby Grove York YO24 1LS

Two storey side and single storey rear extensions and alterations to front bay and porch

Reference           16/02278/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.

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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53 Moor Lane Acomb York YO24 2QX

Single storey side and rear extension 

Ref. No: 16/01762/FUL 

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9 Helmsdale York YO24 2XW

Erection of 1no. dwelling detached garage to side of 9 Helmsdale with associated landscaping

Ref. No: 16/01761/FUL 

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32 Carrfield York YO24 2SG

Extend rear dormer window and 3 no. rooflights to front

Ref. No: 16/01772/FUL

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5 The Horseshoe York YO24 1LY

Two storey side extension

Ref. No: 16/01749/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.

Chapman’s Pond closed to anglers.

Chapmans PondChapman’s Pond is closed to anglers for up to four weeks following Environment Agency advice.

The closure coincides with the start of the carp spawning season. Closing the pond reduces the stress to the fish during the spawning period and allows them to use more areas of the pond undisturbed. The action may also help prevent the high number of fish deaths that occurred at the pond last year.

It is common to close fishing ponds during spawning and most of the other nearby ponds, including the railway pond close during this period. Voluntary water bailiffs at Chapman’s Pond will help advise anglers of the closure and continue to monitor the site.
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North Lane flytipping removed

We are pleased to report that Network Rail have taken action to remove the rubbish that had been dumped at the end of North Lane by the railway line.

Gone at last!

                                                  Gone at last!

 

This will come as a relief to local residents who had been concerned that the rubbish had been left to accumulate for many weeks.

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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26 Hob Moor Terrace York YO24 1EY

Erection of detached two storey dwelling following demolition of bungalow

Ref. No: 16/00828/FUL 

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125 Tadcaster Road Dringhouses York YO24 1QJ

125 Tadcaster Road

125 Tadcaster Road

Two storey rear extension, two storey side extension, single storey side and rear extension, gable to hip roof alterations to front and rear, removal of chimney stack, alterations to windows and alterations to all elevations including cladding and render and replacement of pitched roof with flat roof to front

Ref. No: 16/00536/CPD 

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125 Tadcaster Road Dringhouses York YO24 1QJ

Erection of detached double garage to front 

Ref. No: 16/00607/FUL 

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Single storey side and rear extension

12 Nidd Grove York YO24 2PZ

Ref. No: 16/00779/FUL

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9 Nairn Close York YO24 2RB

Two storey side extension and single storey front extension

Ref. No: 16/00760/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.

Dringhouses choir seeks new members

 Tenants at one of City of York Council’s Sheltered Housing schemes, Honeysuckle House, are appealing for local residents to join them in song.
Honeysuckle House in Dringhouses

Honeysuckle House in Dringhouses

The tenants set up their own choir earlier this year, thanks to a grant from the Two Ridings Community Foundation Arts for Change Programme, and the Musical Connections Project. But they’re keen to encourage local residents to join them in their weekly choir sessions.

The sessions take place at Honeysuckle House, Herdsman Road, Dringhouses, each Wednesday morning between 9.45-11am.

Tenants really enjoy the sessions, with comments including: “The sessions wake me up in the morning.”, “Music brings us together and it is an opportunity for me to make friends.”, “I feel excited each week to come to the session”.

Anyone wanting to find out more about the choir can contact Emma on 07778 560632, visit the Musical Connections website –www.musicalconnections.org.uk – and email the team or search for Musical Connections on Facebook.

Thanks again. And fingers crossed it helps us get some more singers!

Choir members are asked to give a weekly donation of up to £3, to cover the full cost of running the choir.

Wains Road parking bays take shape

New parking bays are taking shape on Wains Road, which have been jointly funded by the Ward Committee and the Estate Improvement Grant.

Wains Road layby

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The parking bays are being built outside the flats at the top end of Wains Road. The nature of the bend in the road has created parking difficulties at this spot, which the new bays will help to alleviate.

Unfortunately, some nearby grass verges have been badly damaged at the same time as the works have been done (pictured below). We will be asking that the contractors make good the damage that has been done (if vehicles are found to have been responsible).

Wains Road verge damage