Latest planning applications for the Acomb and Westfield Wards

Below are the latest planning applications received by the York Council for the Acomb and Westfield wards.

Full details can be found by clicking the application reference

Acomb

Location:       3 Smeaton Grove York YO26 5QG

Proposal:       Two storey side and rear extension

Ref No: 15/02850/FUL

Applicant:      Mr Mark Mason   Consultation Expiry Date:       25 January 2016 Case Officer:   Elizabeth Potter        Expected Decision Level:        DEL

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Location:       32 Carr Lane York YO26 5HX

Proposal:       Variation of condition 1 of permitted application 15/00223/FUL to alter external appearance of dwelling including eaves detail, external materials, light wells and window to north elevation, also removal of conditions 3 (materials), 6  (drainage) and 11 (means of enclosure to northern boundary)

Ref No: 15/02844/FUL

Applicant:      Mr Mark Smith   Contact:        David Chapman   Consultation Expiry Date:       25 January 2016 Case Officer:   Victoria Bell   Expected Decision Level:        DEL

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Westfield

Location:       2 Oldman Court York YO24 3NA

Proposal:       Change of use of dwellinghouse (use class C3) to a house in multiple occupation (use class C4)

Ref No: 15/02558/FUL

Applicant:      Mr Wayne Leighton       Contact Mr Chris Long   Consultation Expiry Date        25 January 2016 Case Officer:   Carolyn Howarth Expected Decision Level DEL

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Location:       22 Dijon Avenue York YO24 3DD

Proposal:       Single storey side and front extension

Ref No: 15/02821/FUL

Applicant:      Mr Jamie Agnew  Contact Mr Keith England        Consultation Expiry Date        25 January 2016 Case Officer:   Elizabeth Potter        Expected Decision Level DEL

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 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

Action taken in Westfield: Roundup

Although attention in the City has – rightly – been concentrated on the floods and their aftermath, other areas have also suffered during the recent wet weather.

We have taken up several issues using the Fix My Street web site which we recommend to residents wanting to ask for repairs and improvements.

Several faulty street lights have been reported by Cllr Sheena Jackson over the last few days. These include number 3 in Bellhouse Way. If you report a streetlight please remember to quote the number which is displayed on the lamppost as well as the street name.

A pothole on Foxwood Lane has also been reported by Sheena

A pothole on Foxwood Lane has also been reported by Sheena

Sheena has asked for black bags dumped in the Foxwood Lane hedge to eb removed

Sheena has asked for black bags dumped in the Foxwood Lane hedge to be removed

The wet weather means that more verges like this in Windsor Garth have  been churned up

The wet weather means that more verges like this in Windsor Garth have been churned up

Good news with the salt bin at the junction of Kingsway West and Danesfort Avenue now having been filled

Good news with the salt bin at the junction of Kingsway West and Danesfort Avenue now having been filled

Litter accumuataion on the Titeh Close snicket has been reported

Litter accumulation on the Tithe Close snicket has been reported

Rubbish bad dumped in Teal Drive salt bin

Rubbish bag dumped in Teal Drive salt bin

The little Green Lane garage area continues to deteriorate. The lack of action - the problems were reported 4 months ago - will now be referred to the Ombudsman

The little Green Lane garage area continues to deteriorate. The lack of action – the problems were reported 4 months ago – will now be referred to the Ombudsman

More damaged verges this time in St Stephens Road

More damaged verges this time in St Stephens Road

and again in Kingsway West

and again in Kingsway West

Still no sign of repair to the carriageway in Windsor Garth

Still no sign of repair to the carriageway in Windsor Garth

Good news in Ascot way where an overgrown hedge has been cut back

Good news in Ascot Way where an overgrown hedge has been cut back

 

House sales in west York buoyant

House sales in west York over the last few months have been buoyant.

Sales have included:

45, Bellhouse Way, YO24 3LL £180,000 30 Sep 2015 2 bed semi-D
12, Hatfield Walk, YO24 3LX £160,000 09 Oct 2015 4 bed terraced
16, Corlett Court, YO24 3LR £145,000 15 Oct 2015 3 bed terraced
49, Huntsmans Walk, YO24 3JZ £210,000 28 Sep 2015 3 bed detached
47, Lydham Court, YO24 3NU £122,000 23 Sep 2015 1 bed terraced
20, Lydham Court, YO24 3NU £122,500 15 Oct 2015 1 bed terraced
1, Bradley Drive, YO24 3NX £120,000 25 Aug 2015 1 bed terraced
93, Cornlands Road, YO24 3ED £156,000 24 Sep 2015 2 bed semi-D
25, Chantry Close, YO24 2SJ £190,000 28 Aug 2015 3 bed semi-D
25, Carrfield, YO24 2SG £197,500 23 Oct 2015 2 bed semi-D
Homes currently on the market include
  • 3 bed semi in Otterwood Lane for £205,000
    The Gallops £259,950
    The Gallops £259,950
  • 4 bed end terrace in Walker Drive for £167,500
  • 4 bed detached in The Gallops for £259,950
  • 6 bed terrace in Oldman Court for £167,500
Properties available for rent include:
  • 2 bed flat in Church Mews for £625 pm
  • 3 bed house in Hinton Ave for £740 pm
    Church Mews £625 pm
    Church Mews £625 pm
  • 2 bed house in Milner Street for £750 pm
  • 3 bed semi in Fellbrook Ave for £995 pm
Other interesting properties include
  • A chain free 5 bed home in Askham Bryan available at £900,000
  • A 3 bed terraced home in Hope Street has been discounted to £155,000

More details of these and other properties can be found on the Mouseprice web site click

 https://data.gov.uk/apps/mouseprice-property-information-site

“On Line” survey asks what York Police tax should be

With crime levels increasing in parts of York, a consultation survey has begun.

It asks whether the police tax should be increased by 1.99% next year.

Recently the government announced that there would be no reduction in the grant that it gives to Police forces.

The survey can be completed by clicking here

The Crime Commissioners Office only hints at how any extra money raise could be spent although residents have an opportunity to “write in” comments.

There are elections for a new Police and Crime Commissioner on 5th May 2016  

More information is available here. The last PCC elections produced the lowest elector turnout ever recorded (15%). 

York Council budget and newspaper

The York Council is also conducting a survey of residents views on its new budget. It can be completed here “on line

The Council is delivering another “Our City” newspaper with a survey form enclosed.

However, they are not giving residents an opportunity to give a verdict on the likely local increase in Council Tax (expected to be 3.99%)

The Council newspaper – which costs residents around £40,000 a year – also has a section devoted to “local news” which appears to be aimed at encouraging participation in how Ward Committee funds are spent.

Our City west Jan 2016

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Our City budget consultation Jan 2016

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Latest planning applications for the Acomb and Westfield Wards

Below are the latest planning applications received by the York Council for the Acomb and Westfield wards.

Full details can be found by clicking the application reference

Acomb

Location:       9 Prestwick Court York YO26 5RS

Proposal:       Single storey rear extension and conversion of garage into habitable room (resubmission)

Ref No: 15/02736/FUL

Applicant:      Ms Angela Smith  Contact:        Mr Andy Hollings        Consultation Expiry Date:       4 January 2016 Case Officer:   Carolyn Howarth Expected Decision Level:        DEL

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Location:       17 Old School Walk York YO26 5TF

Proposal:       Crown reduce Silver Birch tree by 3.5m protected by Tree Preservation Order No.: CYC209

Ref No: 15/02797/TPO

Applicant:      Mrs Rachel Pipe Contact:        Mr Martin Schofield     Case Officer:   Esther Priestley        Expected Decision Level:

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Westfield

Location:       8 Stirrup Close York YO24 3LU

Proposal:       Single storey front, side and rear extension

Ref No: 15/02745/FUL

Applicant:      Mr Chris Bell   Contact M T S Architectural Services    Consultation Expiry Date        4 January 2016 Case Officer:   Carolyn Howarth Expected Decision Level DEL

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Location:       2 Barkston Close York YO26 5AX

Proposal:       Single storey front and side extension (revision to approval 15/00667/FUL )

Ref No: 15/02770/FUL

Applicant:      Mr A Sutcliffe  Contact Mr Mike Punchard         Consultation Expiry Date        4 January 2016 Case Officer:   Elizabeth Potter        Expected Decision Level DEL

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 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

Drainage issues reported to York Council

Local Councillor Andrew Waller audited the effectiveness of drainage systems over the weekend.

The wet weather has revealed several problems all of which have been reported to the Council.

Poor drainage on Askham Lane near bus stop

Poor drainage on Askham Lane near bus stop

Blocked gulley at entrance to Gladstone Street

Blocked gulley at entrance to Gladstone Street

Blocked gully near Green Lane roundabout

Blocked gully near Green Lane roundabout

Broken drain cover St Stephens Square

Broken drain cover St Stephens Square

Cornlands Road near bus stops

Cornlands Road near bus stops

Windsor Garth

Windsor Garth

Poor drainage and damaged gully Danesfort Avenue

Poor drainage and damaged gully Danesfort Avenue

Windsor Garth flooding

Windsor Garth flooding

In total Andrew has reported over a dozen locations in the Westfield area where ponding or flooding is a problem
Residents can report issues with drainage, as well as other problems such as faulty street lights, at https://www.fixmystreet.com/

Poor weather and neglect taking its toll on public service standards in west York

Bramham Grove carriageway needs patching

Bramham Grove carriageway needs patching

Damage to a telecoms cabinet on Bramham Road

Damage to a telecoms cabinet on Bramham Road

"Fags ends" accummulating outside the shops on Bramham Road

“Fags ends” accumulating outside the shops on Bramham Road

.......and detritus at the former entrance to Lowfields School on Dijon Avenue. Reported 2 months ago but no action by the Council yet

…….and detritus at the former entrance to Lowfields School on Dijon Avenue. Reported 2 months ago but no action by the Council yet

Alot of detritus on the footpath at the entrance to The Wandle

A lot of detritus on the footpath at the entrance to The Wandle

Garage areas still a problem. Now we have dumping on The Kingsway West  area.

Garage areas still a problem. Now we have dumping in the Kingsway West area.

Detritus , leaves and litter on the Grange Lane cycle path entrance

Detritus , leaves and litter on the Grange Lane cycle path entrance

Dumping at Acomb Car Park recycling point

Dumping at Acomb Car Park recycling point

Fridge dumped in Chapelfields

Fridge dumped in Chapelfields

Can banks on Acomb Car Park full.  Cnas being hung on skip

Can banks on Acomb Car Park full. Cans being hung on skip

Leaf detritus on little Green Lane in Acomb - Was reported 3 weeks ago

Leaf detritus on little Green Lane in Acomb – was reported 3 weeks ago!!

Similar leaf fall on The Green Ccomb

Similar leaf fall on The Green, Acomb

All these issues have been reported for action using https://www.fixmystreet.com/

Police in York are still seeking the owners of recovered bicycles

Owners thought to live in the Foxwood area

bike-thef-chartNorth Yorkshire Police is seeking the owners of several bicycles recovered by police in West York on Sunday 1 November 2015.

On Sunday 1 November 2015 police recovered several bicycles from an address on Thoresby Road in West York. The bicycles are believed to have been stolen earlier that day, most likely in the Foxwood area of York. However, so far, only one of these bicycles has been reported stolen.

We are conducting enquiries in respect of these bicycles. In particular, we are seeking to identify their owners so that their bicycles may be returned to them.

If you have had a bike stolen recently please contact us on 101, select option 2, and ask for Alastair Foy. You may also email alastair.foy@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12150194770.