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.
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.
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.
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.
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
The meeting will also consider changes to traffic orders in other parts of the City These include (click to access):
- Annex A Clifton, item 4. PDF 193 KB
- Annex B Dringhouses and Woodthorpe Ward, item 4. PDF 158 KB
- Annex C Fishergate Ward, item 4. PDF 554 KB
- Annex D Fulford and Heslington Ward, item 4. PDF 139 KB
- Annex E Guildhall Ward, item 4. PDF 144 KB
- Annex F Haxby Ward, item 4. PDF 112 KB
- Annex G Heworth Ward, item 4. PDF 188 KB
- Annex H Holgate Ward, item 4. PDF 157 KB
- Annex I Micklegate Ward, item 4. PDF 202 KB
- Annex J Rawcliffe and Clifton Without Ward, item 4. PDF 110 KB
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.
Click the link below for details: