A seven-day video traffic survey on Thanet Road has got underway, designed to gather evidence to support decisions on possible measures to improve road safety.
The survey has been prompted by residents’ concerns about speeding, damage being done to parked cars and lack of off-road parking.
Two cameras have been installed, between the junctions at St James Place and Jervis Road, which will operate for seven days.
The footage will then be studied to identify what traffic calming or other measures might be effective and appropriate.
The survey is being funded through the Dringhouses & Woodthorpe Ward Committee budget.
The latest edition of our Focus newsletter for the Chaloners Road, Wains Road, Eason View and Thanet Road area has been published and is being delivered by local volunteers.
City of York Council is proposing to introduce a 20 mph speed limit on a section of Thanet Road, from the Gale Lane roundabout to St James Place. The proposal addresses safety concerns by requiring motorists to observe what are considered to be more appropriate speed limits on roads carrying high traffic volumes particularly during peak traffic periods.
A map showing the proposed extent of the 20 mph zone is set out below.
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
279 Thanet Road York YO24 2PH
Two storey side extension
20 Lycett Road York YO24 1NB
Erection of single storey extension extending 4.90 metres beyond the rear wall of the original house, with a height to the eaves of 2.50 metres and a total height of 3.77 metres
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/
The Council now no longer routinely consults neighbours by letter when an application is received.
The latest edition of FOCUS has been published for the Chaloners Road / Wains Road / Eason View / Thanet Road / North Lane area.
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The Council is consulting local Councillors on plans for accident reduction initiatives in the area. By far the most controversial is likely to be a proposal to introduce a chicane on Thanet Road outside Lidl.
The initiative was prompted by the 11 accidents which have been recorded on the stretch of road between the Gale Lane junction and St James Place. Four of these were due to children running onto the highway. All of the accidents were recorded as “slight” (i.e. no major injuries)
While chicanes do slow traffic, they are unpopular as they lead to increased congestion.
We think that the installation of guard rails would be a better idea.
Officials are recommending that Lidl on Thanet Road be permitted to open for longer hours.
The proposed hours – to be discussed at a planning committee meeting taking place on 3rd December – will be:
- Monday to Saturday: 07.00 to 22.00 hours
- Sundays and Bank Holidays: 10.00 to 19.00.
Originally the store had asked to open between 07:00 and 2200 every day but this has now been reduced for Sundays and Bank Holidays.
Currently Sunday trading laws allow a large retail unit to open no earlier than 10.00 and ending no later than 18.00 for a continuous period of 6 hours. Granting planning permission for the proposed hours does not override Sunday Trading Legislation. The stores agent has confirmed that the proposed Sunday opening hours are speculative and is in response to the Government announcing (July 2015 Budget) potential revisions to Sunday trading hours.
Only one person objected to the proposal was received.
Beckfield Lane housing development
Officials are also recommending approval of an application to build 9 dwellings on Land lying between Beckfield Lane and Runswick Avenue. The report can be read by clicking here
Beckfield Lane/Runswick Avenue click to access
The proposed development contains a mix of house types consisting of four houses which are two storeys in height and contain three bedrooms, two houses containing three bedrooms which are two and a half storey in height (rooms in the roof space), two bungalows containing two bedrooms, and one bungalow containing three bedrooms. All dwellings proposed are semi-detached with the exception of the three bedroom bungalow which is detached. The majority of dwellings contain two car parking spaces and one visitor space is provided.
This application attracted 28 letters of objection (and three of support)
Other applications being considered at the same meeting include (click to access):