This application has not formally been publicised yet, but details are on the Councils planning web site.
If approved it would see the York Bridge Club move from their premises in Holgate into Westfield. As such it would be the first new leisure facility that the area would gain after a decade which has seen the closure of several local amenities including the bowling club, football pitches at Lowfields, the multi user games area etc.
The single storey building itself is unlikely to be controversial but the site selected is currently allocated, in planning documents, as open sports space. It was last used as tennis courts some 20 years ago.
If the Bridge Clubs current premises in Holgate Road were to be converted into residential accommodation, then it is likely that this would weigh in the balance.
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
The applications include changes to the layout and mix of properties at the major development site at Lowfields school. It includes details of the “village green” layout and the features to be incorporated there. It also raises the height of the houses at ground to “avoid flooding”. Most of the buildings now incorporate Photovoltaic Cells on their roofs.
Former Lowfield School
Dijon Avenue York
Non-material amendment to planning permission
Ref: 17/02428/FULM – Changes to bedrooms, house types, elevations, PV,
masterplan, FFL’s, Village Green and boundary treatments.
A slightly revised layout at The Green/Wetherby Road junction is proposed in a Council report published this week
City of York council is set to invest £50k to improve or install new pedestrian crossings on several streets in York. These include
a potential new zebra crossing on Heworth Green
improvements to a central refuge on Wetherby Road near Danebury Drive
pavement build-outs on Huntington Road near Lowther Street
slight alterations to the crossing and link path on University Road opposite Heslington Hall
improvements to the crossings on New Lane in Huntington either side of the Jockey Lane mini-roundabout
provision of a new section of footway on Main Street in Copmanthorpe.
Several other sites will be improved using the city’s dropped kerb programme.
To view a full list of where all the proposed improvements will be made click here,
Officials have ranked the schemes in priority order according to the benefit achieved with Huntington Road at the top, followed by Wetherby Road, University Road, Heworth Green, New Lane and Main Street, Copmanthorpe. If approved, it’s recommended that the schemes are implemented in this sequence.
The Decision Session takes place on 12 July at West Offices from 2pm and is open to members of the public or is available to watch later online from:www.york.gov.uk/webcasts
Shame to see so much disrepair and vandalism in the St Stephens graveyard in Acomb. Several who fell in the First and Second World Wars are buried here. We hope, as part of the commemoration of the end of WW1, some refurbishment work might be possible. More to come
As a minimum, we’ll ask for the War Memorial on The Green to be given a good clean and tidy up in the spring
Good progress is being made on levelling the footpath on the Library side of Front Street
Recent rain has meant that some paths and roads have standing water on them. Part of the footpath on Askham Lane is almost blocked at one point. We’ve reported the locations that we have spotted. To report issues go to https://www.york.gov.uk/reportproblems
Good to see that all the noticeboards in the Westfield Ward are now back in use and are being updated regularly. If you wish to advertise a local event email Foxwoodra@btinternet.com. They have taken over noticeboard management in most of the area
The Council has finished resurfacing the carriageway linking Askham Lane and The Green. The road had become badly potholed with the road humps posing a particular threat for cyclists. The Council completed the resurfacing work this week
In the same area, residents continue to complain about vehicles parked on the bend. They obstruct traffic and cause sight line problems. The Council will be asked to consider introducing restrictions on this section of road.
Recent winds have brought down several branches from trees in the Wetherby Road and Askham Lane areas. The problems has been exacerbated by lack of routine maintenance to highways trees in recent years. In some cases branches are fouling over head communications cables while in others public footpaths have been obstructed. It is hoped that some maintenance work will take place this winter.