Latest planning applications for the Westfield Ward

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.

61A Gale Lane York YO24 3AD

Condition 5 of 20/00494/FULM

Ref. No: AOD/21/00129 

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3 Marston Crescent York YO26 5DQ

Two storey side and single storey front extension

Ref. No: 21/01090/FUL 

Representations can be made in favour of, or in objection to, any application via the Planning online web site.  http://planningaccess.york.gov.uk/online-applications/

The Council does not routinely consult neighbours by letter when an application is received

Double yellow lines coming to a street near you?

The Foxwood Residents Association say on their Facebook site that they have responded to a notice placed on a lamppost which advertised plans for double yellow lines on Askham Croft.

They uncovered some maps (below) which give residents more details of what is planned in the Westfield Ward.

It may be that these plans are relatively uncontroversial.

However, it appears that dozens of other changes to parking restrictions affecting the whole City have also been tabled. We doubt whether local communities will read the lamppost notices in their areas and so may be unaware that they only have until the middle of May to register any observations.

We think that, as a minimum, the Council should alert residents to the proposals using their social media channels.

They should also publish a plain English version together with a map on their web site.

Click the graphic below to download a (not very user friendly) list.

Latest planning applications for the Westfield Ward

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.

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61A Gale Lane York YO24 3AD

Non-material amendment to permitted application 20/00494/FULM to add 1no. rooflight to northwest elevation

Ref. No: 21/00878/NONMAT 

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100 Dijon Avenue York YO24 3DD

Single storey side and rear extension

Ref. No: 21/00836/FUL 

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141 York Road Acomb York YO24 4NP

Part two storey, part single storey rear extension

Ref. No: 21/00825/FUL 

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12 Bellhouse Way York YO24 3LL

Erection of 2.4m high fence to side following removal of Conifer hedge

Ref. No: 21/00823/FUL 

Representations can be made in favour of, or in objection to, any application via the Planning online web site.  http://planningaccess.york.gov.uk/online-applications/

The Council does not routinely consult neighbours by letter when an application is received

Road repairs programme for York finally published – mixed news.

The programme of repairs to York’s highways network, that will take place during 2021/22, has finally been published. The programme is usually agreed in February. Work has already started on some of the listed schemes.

There is some mixed news in the report which was approved at a “behind closed doorsmeeting apparently held on 23rd April.

The highways maintenance programme (which includes not just carriageway and footpath repairs but also drainage, street lighting, City Walls, flood alleviation etc,)  is one of the services which most interest residents, the programme has been delegated for officer determination for some years. Thus, the reports are not subject to scrutiny and alternative ways of allocated the budget are not publicly debated.

One key sentence in the report sums up the dilemma faced by the Council.

“Notwithstanding previous levels of investment the current funding levels are not sufficient to keep all our assets in their current condition”.

In effect, the Council has decided to focus resurfacing works on busy roads. Most side roads are being left to crumble.

Some work scheduled for 20/21, including the whole of the micro patching programme in Woodthorpe, has been delayed into the current financial year.

There is some good news.

Several long term problem locations in west York, including parts of Foxwood Lane, Askham Lane near the  A1237 intersection,  The Green, Bradley Lane near Rufforth, the low numbered end of Gale Lane and Thanet Road are scheduled to be resurfaced this year.

But there is no allocation for repairs on School Street and the surrounding area behind the Front Street shops, nor at many other sub-urban locations.

No footpaths in the Westfield area will be resurfaced.

There is no mention in the programme of the repairs needed to off-road cycle track infrastructure nor is there any listing of how the £1 million delegated “ward budgets” will be spent.

 £877,000 of the latter budget, due to be invested last year, is being carried over into the current year. At the very least residents should be given the opportunity to influence how that section of the budget is spent.

All in all its seems that the decline in maintenance standards is set to continue for another year.

Latest planning applications for the Westfield Ward

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

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Address       61A Gale Lane York YO24 3AD

Proposal      Non-material amendment to permitted application 20/00494/FULM to alter the location of external doors and the colour of the windows and doors

Reference   20/02122/NONMAT

Representations can be made in favour of, or in objection to, any application via the Planning online web site.  http://planningaccess.york.gov.uk/online-applications/

The Council now no longer routinely consults neighbours by letter when an application is received

Projects completed in Westfield

Resurfacing and white lining work on part of Gale Lane has now been completed

Gale Lane 7th November

Building work at the disabled centre on Ascot Way has now been completed. Staff have occupied the building and adjacent facilities like the bus shelter and the public notice board (although damaged) are now accessible again

Rain slows resurfacing work

Work on resurfacing part of Cornlands Road was delayed yesterday because of weather conditions. More rain is forecast for tomorrow (Thursday)

Cornlands Road

The resurfacing contractors are expected to move on to Gale Lane next week

Gale Lane

It is disappointing to see that repairs to the verge at the junction of Kingsway West and Newbury Avenue have not been completed. The damage was caused by large delivery lorries trying to access the (now completed) bungalow building site. We expected the reinstatement to be completed before the bungalows were occupied.

Kingsway West damaged verge

Elsewhere, electrical cable works on Dijon Avenue are taking a long time to complete. This means more nuisance and inconvenience for residents living in the area who also have to put up with the mud generated by vehicles accessing the Lowfield development site.

Dijon Avenue

House building moving ahead in Westfield

Work on two house building sites in the Westfield area is continuing despite the problems with COVID and, more recently, wet weather.

On Gale Lane the much delayed redevelopment of a site opposite the end of Cornlands Road is now underway. The site had been the subject of several different planning applications over the years.

61A Gale Lane

Elsewhere a further infill development is underway on Green Lane

Green Lane

The Green Lane site is close to the location of the bungalows which are due to be built on the Lowfields Site

Work on building bungalows on the Lowfields site has started.
The site reserved for “Yorspace” communal housing remains unoccupied.

Latest planning applications for the Westfield Ward

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

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26 Rosemary Road, Lowfields, York YO24 3FN

Erection of one detached 3-storey dwelling (Self Build Plot 6, Lowfield Green)

Ref. No: 20/01961/FUL 

26 Rosemary Road (back Tudor Road)

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10 Ascot Court, Gale Lane,  York YO24 3AE

Installation of balcony to rear

Ref. No: 20/01954/FUL 

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24 Wetherby Road Acomb York YO26 5BT

Single storey rear extension

Ref. No: 20/01941/FUL 

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17 Branton Place York YO26 5BQ

First floor rear extension and single storey rear extension

Ref. No: 20/01940/FUL 

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16 Redcoat Way York YO24 3NG

Single storey front extension

Ref. No: 20/01899/FUL 

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Christines Nail And Beauty 21 Front Street York YO24 3BW

Internal alterations including replacement of 8 internal doors with FD30 fire doors

Ref. No: 20/01763/LBC 

Representations can be made in favour of, or in objection to, any application via the Planning online web site.  http://planningaccess.york.gov.uk/online-applications/

The Council now no longer routinely consults neighbours by letter when an application is received

Latest planning application for the Westfield Ward

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

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9 Ascot Court, Gale Lane, York YO24 3AE

Installation of balcony to first floor rear elevation and replace existing window with French doors

Reference   20/01877/FUL

Representations can be made in favour of, or in objection to, any application via the Planning online web site.  http://planningaccess.york.gov.uk/online-applications/

The Council now no longer routinely consults neighbours by letter when an application is received