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
application would see a major change to the design of replacement buildings at
the site of 61a Gale Lane. Planning permission for the demolition of the
bungalow was sought in 2017. Now it is to be replaced by 8 flats and 2 semi
detached bungalows. There may be issues with parking provision and traffic
generation on what is a busy junction. ——-
61A Gale Lane York YO24 3AD
Erection of no.8 one bedroom apartments and
no.2 two bedroom semi-detached bungalows following demolition of existing bungalow.
It looks like there is a backlog developing on street lighting repairs in York. Cllr Sheena Jackson has been pressing for a lamp at the end of Foresters Walk to be repaired but has now been told that it could be as long as a fortnight before it is working again. Officials blame an increased number of fault reports for the backlog, although an extra member of staff has been taken on.
Elsewhere recycling collections have been erratic with several instances reported where cardboard has not been collected.
The Councils web site instructions on how much cardboard can be collected at the kerb are byzantine and really could do with simplification before the peak Christmas period arrives
We were disappointed to find that a “keep left” bollard on Gale Lane – reported 5 weeks ago – still hasn’t been repaired
We’ve asked for the repair to be expedited The darker nights, and potentially foggy weather, mean that illuminated bollards are often a key safety aid for drivers
There have also been problems in getting overgrown hedges cut back for some public footpaths.
We’ve asked for some self seeded bushes on the Thoresby Road garage area to be removed.
We reported the full litter bin on Askham Lane near the bus stop and asked it to be emptied.
The weather has been against the contractors this week, but it looks like they will finish installing the new Toucan crossing at the end of Kingsway West this week. The Council also intends to install speed humps on Thanet Road so the work will resume later in the year. We hope that they will resurface the hammerhead in Kingsway West and remove the dangerous post on the cycle path while they are in the area.
A littler further down Gale Lane the yellow lines in the Stuart Road hammerhead have been renewed.
Proposal Variation of condition 2 (approved plans) of permitted application15/02252/FUL to include addition of porch to main entrance door and to approve details required by condition 4 (archaeological watching brief)