Security patrols get underway in Woodthorpe

Local Lib Dem councillors have welcomed the start of daily security patrols in the Ashbourne Way / Summerfield Road area, following concerns from residents about anti social behaviour.

Cllr Ashley Mason with the patrol vehicle on Summerfield Road

The Dringhouses & Woodthorpe ward budget is being used to fund a six-month trial of daily visits by a Gough & Kelly security patrol with body-worn cameras. The aim is to gather evidence of the nature of the problems, with a view to informing a decision about whether a fixed CCTV camera would be beneficial.

Residents are being encouraged to take part in a survey, which has been set up by Gough & Kelly. It can be accessed at


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


                15 Hunters Way York YO24 1JL

 Two storey side and rear extension

Reference           17/00841/FUL


Abbeyfield House Regency Mews York

Prune 5 no. trees protected by Tree Preservation Order no.: 50

Ref. No: 17/01097/TPO 


5 Chantry Close York YO24 2SJ

Erection of single storey extension extending 3.70 metres beyond the rear wall of the original house, with a height to the eaves of 2.33 metres and a total height of 3.33 metres

Ref. No: 17/01069/LHE 


52 Ryecroft Avenue York YO24 2SD

Two storey side extension with single storey front projection and single storey side and rear extensions

Ref. No: 17/01046/FUL 

17 Summerfield Road York YO24 2RU

First floor front and single storey rear extensions

Ref. No: 17/00979/FUL 


 Representations can be made in favour of, or in objection to, any application via the Planning on line web site.

The Council now no longer routinely consults neighbours by letter when an application is received