A farmer is ploughing out part of Acomb Moor. The field in question is subject to a current Public Right of Way application. The Foxwood Residents Association have asked local Councillors to find out what is going on.
We reported before Christmas, that a Council project aimed at reducing flooding in the Osprey Close area, had stalled. The result was that in wet weather the link to Acomb Moor and Acomb Wood became impassible.
The Council promised to put hard core down on an alternative access but this was delayed.
Work on completing the job didn’t recommence before the Coronavirus lock-down prevented further progress.
Although most of the path is accessible now that the mud has gone, the alternative link path is steep and potentially hazardous for the less physically able. This is a shame given the large numbers of people wanting to use this, and similar, routes for their daily exercise.
Nearby the Public Right of Way application for Acomb Moor has also stalled and will not be pursued until normal work resumes at the Council.
In the meantime volunteers are trying to keep hedges trimmed back to allow continued use of the path.
The York Council has considered several requests for changes to the definitive map of public rights of way (PROW).
In total Councillors and officials have decided whether to pursue 13 applications.
There will now be a further period of consultation.
The Council has a large backlog of applications which it has agreed to determine before the end of February
Click an individual application below to view each and the decision
- Assistant Director DMMO Decision – 171219.docx PDF 264 KB
- 199810 Naburn Decision Landing Lane.docx PDF 618 KB
- 200802 Naburn Decision Palmes Close.docx PDF 517 KB
- 199803 Mayfield Nature Reserve Decision.docx PDF 562 KB
- 200601 Heslington determination report.docx PDF 577 KB
- 200002 Haxby Decision Sandy Lane.docx PDF 759 KB
- 200308 Heworth Decision allotments.docx PDF 568 KB
- 200309 Heworth Decision allotments.docx PDF 535 KB
- 200310 Heworth Decision allotments.docx PDF 536 KB
- 200803 Heworth Without determination report.docx PDF 634 KB
- 199712 Kexby Hagg Wood Forestry track 19.docx PDF 521 KB
- 199712 Kexby Hagg Wood Triangular Field 20.docx PDF 487 KB
- 200401 Dunnington determination report.docx PDF 478 KB
- 201805 Skelton Burtree Dam determination report.docx PDF 612 KB
- 201805 Skelton Hurns Bridge determination report.docx PDF 554 KB
- 201805 Skelton Village Hall determination report.docx PDF 637 KB
- 200203 Strensall Decision Strensall.docx PDF 596 KB
The Foxwood Residents Association have today launched a project aimed at getting the footpath which links Osprey Close to Foxwood Lane (opposite Foresters Walk) designated as an official Public Right of Way (PROW).
Doubt had been cast on the status of this well-used path by the landowners who are we understand objecting to its inclusion on the definitive footpath map.
The path forms part of a network of walks which are particularly popular with dog owners.
The landowners stopped grazing the field last year. As a result, sections have become overgrown
About 6 years ago the owners tried to get Acomb Moor (of which the affected fields form part) allocated as development land. This proposal was rejected in 2015 but a public inquiry into the Council’s new “Local Plan” is due to start shortly and there are concerns that the green belt boundary may once again be brought into question.
Confirmation of the line of the path would help to ward off any change and would also allow much needed repairs to be undertaken to the access stile
To register a Public Right of Way, at least 20 people are needed to sign a document saying that they have used the route during, at least, part of the last 20 years.
It is clear from the wear on the entrances to the path that many people do use it.
If you are prepared to sign an evidence form confirming that you have used the path during the last 20 years (or more) please Email: email@example.com We will arrange for a form to be sent to you.
Following the delivery of a newsletter over the weekend several people have already come forward and offered to fill in evidence of use forms.
Six months ago we reported that work needed to be done to ensure that the access to Hob Moor (Micklegate Stray) from Holly Bank Grove was useable in wet weather.
The path (which is a non statutory right of way) has deteriorated over the years. Residents had put down some wooden boards last year but these had proved to be inadequate.
At the time we hoped that the Holgate Ward Councillors would take the hint and install a soft landscape path of the type successful constructed at access points in Acomb Wood and on Bachelor Hill.
Sadly that hasn’t happened and the footpath was effectively impassable yesterday (Sunday).
We hope that the Councillors for the Holgate ward will now get the message and ensure that – as a minimum – some wood chippings or bark is put down to soak up the water.
NB. Ward Committees have been allocated a delegated budget by the Council to deal with issues like these.