Housebuilder challenges Mayfield Grove access planning condition

In March 2018, despite strong local opposition, permission was granted for 11 homes to be built on the thin strip of land between Mayfield Grove and St Helens Road. Approval was granted subject to a number of conditions being met. This included getting approval for the types of boundary fencing to be installed, and adhering to a condition that the narrow track onto the site from Mayfield Grove is not used for vehicular traffic.

In recent weeks the developers, Arncliffe Homes, have submitted applications to the council to explain how they propose to implement these conditions. The first batch of applications can be viewed on the council website HERE

The applications for conditions 4 and 9 describe the type of boundary fencing being proposed (condition 4) and tree protection arrangements (condition 9). Any residents who wish to comment on any of these applications can do so by going to the above link and clicking on ‘comments.’ Alternatively, comments can be submitted by e-mail to planning.comments@york.gov.uk (quote ref 15/02726/FULM).

In the second batch of applications, Arncliffe Homes are challenging condition 27. This condition states:

“The existing access between the site and Mayfield Grove shall not be used by vehicular traffic…. the approved bollards shall be erected prior to the commencement of development….in the interests of highway safety and residential amenity as the access is considered to be substandard in terms of its width and junction design for use by vehicular traffic.”

By way of justification, Arncliffe Homes say:

“It will not be feasible to carry out this work prior to commencement of demolition and construction as suggested in condition 27. Access for machinery is required during construction to enable foul and surface water connections into the site, from Mayfield Grove. We will ensure the bollards are installed prior to first occupation on the development. During construction the strip of land will be blocked off at both ends by Harris-style fencing and “No Vehicle Access” signs will be fitted to the fencing.”

Traffic and parking is already problematic on Mayfield Grove, and so the proposal by Arncliffe Homes to use the narrow track for machinery access is unlikely to help matters.

Residents who wish to view and comment on the proposal that condition 27 be overturned can do so by visiting the council website HERE and clicking on ‘comments’. Alternatively, comments can be submitted by e-mail to planning.comments@york.gov.uk (quote ref 15/02726/FULM).

Controversial Tadcaster Road planning application recommended for approval

An application to build 11 homes on land behind 26 Tadcaster Road has been recommended for approval by Council officials.

The recommendation comes despite objections from local Councillor Ann Reid, members of the local planning panel and the Conservation Area Panel.. The National Trust – which runs the Goddards historic house opposite the site entrance – have also objected as have many local residents.

The application seeks permission for the erection of 11 dwellings following the demolition of an existing two storey dwelling at 26 Tadcaster Road and a single storey dwelling located centrally within the site and identified as being 9a Mayfield Grove.

The site comprises an area of approximately 0.5ha. Thirteen lock up garages with a large area of harstanding are also  present within the site.

The site is bounded to the north by the rear gardens of Mayfield Grove, to the east by Tadcaster Road, to the south and west by the car park of the public house and the rear gardens of St Helens Road. Access to the site would be where number 26 Tadcaster Road currently stands.

The scheme proposes two rows of 3 two storey three-bed terraced houses with rooms within the roof, two 4 bedroom two storey dwellings, two 3 bedroom dormer bungalows and one 1 bedroom two storey dwelling.

Two off street parkingspaces would be provided for each dwelling with no allocated visitor spaces.

Most of the objections relate to traffic and parking issues.

The application will be determined by the planning sub committee when it meets on 9th November.

Residents can register to speak at the meeting if they wish.

 

Three more homes planned for Mayfield Grove

The planning committee is being recommended to approve the construction of 3 homes on a site in Mayfield Grove. A similar application earlier in the year was deferred pending receipt of a bat study.

That study has now been provided.

If approved at a meeting taking place on 6th July, the houses would replace an existing bungalow located towards the front of the site with its main garden to the rear.

There would be a semi-detached pair of 4 bedroom dwellings at the front of the site on the footprint of the existing bungalow and a single detached 2 bedroom bungalow to the rear.

Vehicle access would be from Mayfield Grove, via newly created parking areas and private driveway to the rear property.

The local planning panel had criticised the plans saying that they represent an over development of the area.

Mayfield Grove planning application deferred

At its meeting on 5th January, the council’s Area Planning Committee voted to defer an application to demolish the bungalow at 5 Mayfield Grove and build 3 homes on the site.

The recommendation was for the application to be refused due to concerns that a bat survey needed to be carried out. The Council’s ecologist suggested that an activity survey be carried out in May 2017, therefore the applicant’s agent requested at the meeting that the application be deferred in order to give sufficient time for a bat survey to be carried out.

Speaking at the meeting, Cllr Ashley Mason suggested that parking spaces for the proposed properties were not sufficient, and the height of the proposed dwellings would dominate the surrounding properties. He also highlighted comments from Yorkshire Water over drainage problems in the area.

The committee agreed that the application should be deferred in order to address concerns raised and to allow for a bat survey to be carried out.

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Mayfield Grove / Aintree Court parking restrictions approved

The parking restrictions proposed for the junction of Mayfield Grove and Aintree Court were approved at a Decision Session of the Executive Member for Planning & Transport on 12th May.

Mayfield Grove restrictions

The printed decision sheet from the meeting is available Here.

The move was prompted by concerns raised about the impact of parking on or near the junction by visitors to Railway Pond and problematic parking around school drop-off and pick-up times.

Crunch decision day for Mayfield Grove parking restrictions

An extension of parking restrictions on Mayfield Grove is being recommended by York Council officials. at a meeting taking place on 12th May.

The meeting is open to the public and an agenda can be found by clicking here 

The restrictions are aimed at controlling parking generated by the nearby fishing lake. They would affect part of Mayfield Grove and Aintree Court.

Committee report page 2

Committee report page 2

Committee report page 2

Committee report page 2

The meeting will also consider changes to traffic orders in other parts of the City These include (click to access):

New parking restrictions for Mayfield Grove and Wains Road

The Council has published a report reviewing parking arrangements at several locations in the Dringhouses and Woodthorpe Ward.
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The decisions, for four roads in the area which had been reported for action, were:

  • E1 – Ullswater/Acorn Way – Agreed no action to be taken.
  • E2 – Aintree Court/Mayfield Grove – Agreed to advertise no waiting at any time restrictions on Mayfield Grove for 10m either wide of the Aintree Court junction, plus 25m into Aintree Court.
  • E3 – Bramble Dene – Agreed no action to be taken.
  • E4 – Wains Road/Chaloner’s Road – Agreed to advertise no waiting at any time restrictions for 10m both sides of the junction.

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