Latest Dringhouses and Woodthorpe planning applications

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

Ref No: 13/02863/FUL

Location: Cross Keys Public House 32 Tadcaster Road Dringhouses York YO24 1LQ

Proposal: Replace external extract fan

Applicant: Spirit Pub Company Contact Mrs Paula Jepmond Consultation Expiry Date 30 September 2013 Case Officer: Carolyn Howarth Expected Decision Level DEL

Ref No: 13/02864/LBC

Location: Cross Keys Public House 32 Tadcaster Road Dringhouses York YO24 1LQ

Proposal: Replacement external extract fan and installation of built in grease filter fitted to the existing masonry opening

Applicant: Spirit Pub Company Contact Mrs Paula Jepmond Consultation Expiry Date 30 September 2013 Case Officer: Carolyn Howarth Expected Decision Level DEL

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.

Dunnington Neighbourhood Plan?

As a result of the governments Localism Act 2011, local communities are encouraged to come together to get more involved in planning for their areas by producing neighbourhood plans, which are designed to guide new development.

The costs of preparing and consulting on such a plan are put at around £20,000.

A report will be taken to a decision session on Monday 16 September to ask for the Cabinet Member of Transport, Planning and Sustainability to approve and progress the application for a Dunnington Neighbourhood Plan.

Dunnington & York Local Plan click to enlarge

Dunnington & York Local Plan click to enlarge


Residents still have a week until the consultation period ends on the 16 September at 4pm, and a verbal update will be provided to the Cabinet Member during the meeting.

Over 450 York residents have already had their say on what could be the city’s the first parish council to get its own Neighbourhood Plan.

However the current consultation is only about what area the plan should cover, so there is a suspicion that residents are using this as an opportunity to make a further protest about the York Council’s Local Plan policies for the village.
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Labour still peddle 25% City growth as Walmgate scheme produces “361 housing units”

Prominent Labour Councillor Tracey Simpson Laing has announced today that Labour is still going for housing growth of over 20,000 during the next 15 years.

She claims that the figure – published in a draft Local Plan which went out for public consultation during the summer – is necessary to meet “demand in York over the next 15 years”.

Derwenthorpe development

Derwenthorpe development

Residents had expected that the Council would carefully consider the responses from the Local Plan consultation before deciding whether this figure was indeed necessary.

Many residents have said that they do not want the City to expand by 25% in such a short timescale.

Others have pointed out that there will be insufficient jobs to sustain such growth while large areas of the City and surrounding countryside would be blighted.

In a separate development the Council has confirmed that the student housing development, on The Press site on Walmgate, which received planning permission last month, will produce 361 housing units against the total annual target of between 800 (old Local Plan target) and 1200 homes (Labours new target). Most will be 2 person flats.

As the accommodation is tied, none of the units will contribute directly towards providing more affordable accommodation in the City.

Latest Planning applications

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

Ref No: 13/02888/LHE

Location: 23 Middlethorpe Drive York YO24 1NG

Proposal: Erection of single storey extension extending 4.1 metres beyond the rear wall of the original house, with a height to the eaves of 2.3 metres and a total height of 3.4 metres

Applicant: Mr And Mrs Bullock Contact Kate Macneill Consultation Expiry Date 23 September 2013 Case Officer: Elizabeth Potter Expected Decision Level DEL

Ref No: 13/02944/LHE

Location: 2 Alness Drive York YO24 2XZ

Proposal: Erection of single storey extension extending 4.825 metres beyond the rear wall of the original house, with a height to the eaves of 2.5 metres and a total height of 3.575 metres

Applicant: D Poole Consultation Expiry Date 23 September 2013 Case Officer: Carolyn Howarth Expected Decision Level DEL

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.

Showman’s Yard consultations. Council publish response to FOI questions

The Council has published a series of replies to questions asked about how the need for a Showman’s Yard in the City was assessed and what consultations with potential users took place.

Showman's site Wetherby Road Knapton Withdrawn in July

Showman’s site Wetherby Road Knapton Withdrawn in July

The proposal to establish such a site on land between Wetherby Road and Knapton was withdrawn in July.

The documents include internal Emails between Council officials. Significantly they do not include any correspondence from Councillors.

The documents can be found be clicking the following links

Background

Emails about Showman’s Guild meeting

Emails about March meeting

June Emails

The Council has still not indicated how – or even if – it will now seek to accommodate the claimed need for a Showman’s Yard site in the York area.

Nor has it made clear whether it is considering the Wetherby Road Knapton site for allocation as a conventional residential development site in any revised Local Plan.

Council housing sites – Freedom of Information request now reveals the sites that were considered.

When the Council announced its preferred list of locations for new Council houses 5 months ago, it refused to reveal which other possible locations had been considered.

Now a Freedom of Information request by Cllr Ann Reid has forced the Council to reveal the identity of the sites.

Green Lane garage site

Green Lane garage site

The sites under consideration were:
Green Lane garages (Westfield Ward)

Viking Road garages (Acomb Ward)

Infill land on Maple Avenue. (Bishopthorpe Ward)

Infill land to the rear of 21 – 51 Fossway (Heworth Ward)

The sites eventually selected were

Fenwick Street 9 Apartments
York Road, Haxby 4 Houses
Beckfield Lane 27 (Houses & Apartments)
Chaloners Road (Garage Court) 11 Apartments (possibly 8)
Hewley Avenue (Garage Court) 6 Apartments
Newbury Avenue (Garage Court) 9 Apartments

The Planning committee will consider the Beckfield Lane application next week. Thursday, 5th September, 2013 2.00 pm George Hudson Board Room – 1st Floor West Offices (F045)

Details here.

The application includes 9 “affordable” houses and 9 “affordable” flats. In total 27 units will be built there. There have been several objections to the plans

Now it begins – Westview Close decision set to erode York Green Belt

The first successful appeal against a refusal of planning permission in the York Green Belt will see 8 additional homes built in Westview Close in Acomb.

Westview Close

The application, from Hogg builders, was originally rejected by the York Council.

Subsequently the Council published its – now infamous – draft Local Plan in April which sought to build on land previously recognised as being part of the Green Belt.

Now an Inspector has used that as an excuse to allow the Westview Close development to go ahead.

Click here to see the full decision.

Labour also want to build on the adjacent land – the former Civil Service sports Ground.

The ruling bodes ill for the future of the City.

Big student accommodation and retail plans go to York committee next week

Press building, Walmgate

The plan to demolish the existing building occupied by The Press reaches the Planning Committee next week (22nd).

Monks Cross

Monks Cross

The plan would see the erection of 1 three storey and 1 four to seven storey block and the conversion of Wards Warehouse to provide student accommodation (648 student rooms and management facilities); the erection of a 3 storey office (class B1), an extension to the Poads Building and the provision of associated cycle and car parking facilities and landscaping works.

The details can be read by clicking here

The application is recommended for approval.

Monks Cross

The extensions to the existing Monks Cross development are described as “external alterations to amalgamate five existing units (nos 3, 4, 5/6, 11 and 12) and create additional mezzanine floorspace to create two non food retail units” Details can be found by clicking here.

The applicant says that one of the new units would be occupied by Primark. The second unit would be occupied by Debenhams

The application is recommended for approval