After seemingly years of inactivity, the Council has made good progress in installing new, off street, parking spaces over the last few weeks. The funding for the bays was made available from delegated ward budgets and the “housing estate improvement programme”. More work is needed, but hopefully the new budgets, which will be available from Monday, will allow more speedy progress to be made over the next year.
Below are the latest planning applications received by the York Council for the Westfield ward.
Full details can be found by clicking the application reference
107 Askham Lane York YO24 3HD
Erection of single storey extension extensing 5.08 metres beyond rear wall of the original house, with a height to the eaves of 2.29 metres and a total height of 3.2 metres.
Ref. No: 19/00508/LHE
50 Bramham Avenue York YO26 5DE
Change of use from a C3 dwellinghouse to a C4 HMO.
Ref. No: 19/00353/FUL
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
The first day of spring sees some daffodils blooming on Askham Lane. The Council has cut back the hedge to allow improved visibility from the bus shelter. That’s good progress after the problems that there have been in recent years.
A little further long Askham Lane, near the flats, we understand that the Council may start to install, the much delayed, parking lay-by in the next few days. If true, it is another piece of good news following years of frustration with parking problems.
At long last, work has started on providing additional parking spaces in the Spurr Court area.
However there is still no news on the other half a dozen lay-by schemes that are outstanding in the Thoresby Road, Dijon Avenue, Windsor Garth, Askham Lane and Chapelfields areas.
The Council really should keep residents up to date with the progress being made.
Local LibDem Councillor Sue Hunter will present 4 petitions to the York Council meeting on Thursday.
They cover the following issues raised by residents.
(i) regarding the following improvements prior to any further building work starting in the Hob Moor area:
- Improving the access along Kingsway West/Ascot Way, removing where necessary, the grass verge
- Providing dropped kerbs of lay-by parking where this doesn’t already exist
- Providing alternative, modern, children’s play facilities before any existing provision is removed
(ii) regarding having roads and footpaths in the Ridgeway area repaired and, where necessary, resurfaced and that grass verges be “edged” and hedges trimmed back so that the original widths of footpaths are restored.
(iii) regarding having roads and footpaths (including speed cushions) at the low numbered end of Askham Lane repaired and that grass verges be “edged” and that hedges/trees are trimmed back so that the original width of the footpath is restored.
(iv) calling on Talk Talk to repair the footpaths and verges that they have damaged during their works
Petitions presented at full Council meetings are normally referred for an officer report to be prepared. They are then considered by a Council committee.
On the evening of 08/12/18 a house on Askham Lane,York has been entered and keys to a vehicle stolen, it is possible the 3 youths on cycles may have been involved, should anyone have any Info please call 101 or Crimestoppers.Quote incident No 12180228501.
There have been a number of attempted thefts of vehicles and 2 in 1 styled burglaries in York. A 2 in 1 burglary is where offenders commit a burglary with the aim of stealing car keys. Please keep property doors and windows locked, even if you are at home and ensure any unattended vehicles are kept locked (even if you are only leaving it momentarily). Additionally, please keep vehicle and house keys out of sight and away from windows and doors.
If you see something suspicious please contact us on 101. Alternatively, if you witness what you suspect to be a crime in action, please call 999 immediately.
The Council will be resurfacing part of the Askham Lane footpath starting on 10th December (see above). The work will last for 3 weeks.
It is disappointing to see that the section of path at the corner of Ridgeway and Grange Lane – which is very uneven – is excluded from the project