Local Plan consultation – have your say before Monday!

The council’s consultation on the draft Local Plan close at 5pm on Monday 12 September. We would urge all residents to have their say on the proposals, and in particular to support the proposal to designate land off Moor Lane as green belt land protected from development.

Extract from the 'Our City' newsletter

Extract from the ‘Our City’ newsletter









The Moor Lane site was referred to in previous drafts of the Local Plan as site ‘ST10’.

Information on how to take part can be found on the council website at http://york.gov.uk/localplan


Ding dong merrily on Moor Lane!

The Woodthorpe Community Group’s ‘Carols by Candlelight’ event held on Saturday evening at Love to Eat on Moor Lane was a great success, despite the wet weather.

Love to Eat

St James the Deacon choir provided the musical backdrop for the event, which was the first organised by the new community group. Love to Eat kindly provided mulled wine and mince pies and a place to shelter from the rain and the cold!

Local councillors Stephen Fenton and Ashley Mason were there to show their support and lend a hand.

SF at Love to Eat 2

Stephen commented “I was pleased to have been able to support the Woodthorpe Community Group with this event, and look forward to continuing to work with them over the coming months.”


Caravans appear on Moor Lane

A number of travellers’ caravans have moved onto land at the top of Moor Lane near to the A1237 roundabout.

Moor Lane vehicles

A number of residents have contacted us about this, and we have made enquiries with council officers. We understand that a ‘Direction to Leave’ notice has been served, which expires on Monday 10th August. Should that not be adhered to, the matter would be escalated to the magistrates’ court.

Moor Lane gateIt would appear that the vehicles accessed the site via a gate on Moor Lane.