Appeal following collision in York

Police in York are appealing for witnesses and information about a road traffic collision on Boroughbridge Road.

Appeal following collision in York

It happened at 9.45pm on Thursday 31 October 2019 at the junction of Boroughbridge Road onto Beckfield Lane.

It involved two vehicles, a Nissan Quashqai and a Suzuki Ignis.

Immediately after the collision, the driver and occupants of the Suzuki Ignis left the scene.

We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

In particular, we are appealing for information about who was driving the Suzuki or any one who saw the driver leave the scene

The four occupants from the Nissan were all taken to Hospital with slight injuries but later discharged

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for PC41 Ellison. You can also email david.ellison@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 12190201298

More improvements for cyclists needed

We mentioned last week that we hoped the new York Council would tackle some long outstanding problems with cycle routes

The biggest problem remains the state of road surfaces.

Potholes, like this on Bland Lane, pose a hazard for cyclists, particularly at night
Uneven carriageways are uncomfortable for cyclists. This is in Low Poppleton Lane
On the Beckfield Lane to Jute Road path a (very) old notice prohibits cycling. The Council has however fitted cycle friendly barriers.

The same Jute Road snicket is obstructed by weeds.
Detritus is a particular problem on the gated section
The cycle path link from North Moor Lane to Rufforth is taking a long time to complete

Appeal following recent attempt burglary in Beckfield Lane

North Yorkshire Police is appealing for witnesses and information about an attempt burglary that occurred at Co-op Beckfield Lane in York.

It happened at the Beckfield Lane store at 2.15am on Monday (18 February 2019) and involved three men attempting to gain entry using an implement to break the shutters.

We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

The men are described as wearing dark clothing, with black hooded tops with hoods up, all approximately 5 feet 11 in height. No further description was provided.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for Joanne Shanley. You can also email joanne.shanley@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 12190030254.

Police appeal for information following collision between cyclist and car on Beckfield Lane, York

North Yorkshire Police is appealing for witnesses and information about a road traffic collision that occurred on Beckfield Lane, near Boroughbridge Road in York.

The collision happened at around 3.15pm  on Monday 22 May 2017 and involved a cyclist and a small red vehicle driven by a woman described as white, around 40-year-old, medium to heavy build, 5ft 6in tall with blonde hair. She had a male passenger in the car with her at the time of the collision.

A cyclist was knocked from her bike in the collision, causing a fracture to her knee cap and a fracture to her toe, plus heavy bruising to her arms and legs.
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Lidl longer opening hours set for approval

Officials are recommending that Lidl on Thanet Road be permitted to open for longer hours.

Lidl Thanet RoadThe 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 objection to the plan was received.

Beckfield Lane housing development

Officials are also recommending approval of an application to build 9 dwellings on Lland lying between Beckfield Lane and Runswick Avenue. The report can be read by clicking here

Beckfield Lane/Runswick Avenue click to access

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 plans

Other applications being considered at the same meeting include (click to access):

Beckfield Lane closure on Monday & Tuesday – 5A bus rerouted

Beckfield Lane closed at Wetherby Road end – Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th November
Location: Beckfield Lane
Cause: Roadworks
Responsibility:
Dates: 16 Nov 2015 to 17 Nov 2015

0900-1600 during CYC highways work on the above dates.

Service 5A will divert via Ostman Road, Danebure Drive, York Road, and Ridgeway during these works.

Stops not served: Turnberry Drive, Beckfield Place.

Additional stops served: All stops on diversion route.

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.

Acomb

There are two significant planning applications for housing developments in the Beckfield Lane area.  The first to the rear of 1 – 9 Beckfield Lane – with an access from Runswick Avenue – may comes as a surprise to some residents involving as it might the development of  gardens.

Location:       Site Lying To The Rear Of 1 To 9 Beckfield Lane York

Proposal:       Erection of 9  dwellings with associated access and parking

Ref No: 15/01301/FUL

Beckfield Lane/Runswick Avenue click to access

Beckfield Lane/Runswick Avenue click to access

 

 

Applicant:      The Beckfield Lane Landowners   Contact:        Mrs Jennifer Hubbard    Consultation Expiry Date:       14 September 2015 Case Officer:   Michael Jones   Expected Decision Level:

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The next application has already attracted a large amount of interest from affected residents. It is the application to construct 14 houses on the copse of woodland next to 41 Knapton Lane

Location:       Land Lying To The West Of 41 Knapton Lane York

Proposal:       Outline application for erection of 14no. dwellings

Ref No: 15/01711/OUTM

Knapton Lane site click to access

Knapton Lane site click to access

 

Applicant:      Novus Investments Ltd   Contact:        Mr Simon Grundy  Consultation Expiry Date:       16 September 2015 Case Officer:   Diane Cragg     Expected Decision Level:

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Location:       Carr Infant School Ostman Road York YO26 5QA

Proposal:       Variation of condition 2 of permitted application 14/02927/FULM for replacement school building to alter height of building, feature brickwork and hard landscaping and add additional roof vents to hall

Ref No: 15/01632/FULM

Applicant:      Paul Beattie    Contact:        Mr Andrew Lees  Consultation Expiry Date:       14 September 2015Case Officer:   Erik Matthews   Expected Decision Level:        DEL

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Westfield

None

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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

Beckfield Lane signs mystery

Beckfield Lane mystery signs

Beckfield Lane mystery signs

The York Council has been urged to explain when the blanked out traffic signs at the end of Beckfield Lane will be restored.

The signs are understood to advertise a weight restriction which appears to have been lifted while the long running A1237/A59 road works were taking place.

The Council did not consult residents about the signs and blanking them out with “gaffa” tape is an unusual way of lifting a restriction!

Long delays on York Council house building programme

Newbury Avenue garage block where labour plan to builds flats

Newbury Avenue garage block where labour plan to builds flats

The York Council has slipped its Council house building programme by 12 months.

It had originally intended to build around 50 new homes before the end of 2014 with much of the work being completed before March.

The schemes are now being delayed with only the Beckfield Lane site likely to start in the late spring.

Having obtained planning permission for the former recycling centre site the Council is now seeking tenders for the work.

Another 5 schemes, including the controversial Newbury Avenue garage development, may be put before the planning committee next month.

There are over 2000 people on the waiting list for Council homes in the City