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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Harrison Motorcycles 13 Green Lane Acomb York YO24 3DA

Replacement shop front

Ref. No: 21/00561/FUL 

(NB. First time we have seen a proposal, to change a domestic appearance frontage into a shop window, for some years. Trend in recent years has been to convert display windows to restore domestic use)

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70 Green Lane Acomb York YO24 4PS

Single storey side extension

Ref. No: 21/00489/FUL 

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122 Tennent Road York YO24 3HG

Change of use of dwellinghouse (use class C3) to supported living accommodation (use class C2)

Ref. No: 21/00469/FUL 

(NB Provides accommodation for 4 teenagers “with social worker on site at all times”)

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/

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

Local services under threat in Acomb

Sainsbury’s

Speculation is mounting about the future of the Sainsbury’s Local store on Beckfield Lane. Sources suggest that it may close towards the end of the summer.

The rumours have been reinforced by the recent decision by the company to close its Argos stores, make redundancies at its head office and close 10 large supermarkets and 110 local branches

Sainsbury’s has performed well during the pandemic recording an increase in sales of 8.5% last year.

The Supermarket was rebuffed by regulators in an attempt to merge with Asda 2 years ago.

Sainsbury’s operates 10 stores in York. The Beckfield Lane store is their only outlet in Acomb. The next nearest Sainsbury’s Local is in Blossom Street.

Lloyds Bank closing this week

Lloyds Bank confirmed recently that it would close its Front Street branch  on 11th March (Thursday).

 It was still attracting a steady stream of customers this morning.

Details of the closure and other options for customers can be found by clicking these links

Closure part one

Closure part two

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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12 Beaconsfield Street York YO24 4ND

Erection of single storey extension extending 3.19 metres beyond the rear wall of the original house, with a height to the eaves of 2.7 metres and a total height of 3.66 metres

Ref. No: 21/00234/LHE 

Christines Nail And Beauty 21 Front Street York YO24 3BW

Three storey rear extension to 21 Front Street to create 1 no. dwelling.

Ref. No: 20/02155/LBC 

Christines Nail And Beauty 21 Front Street York YO24 3BW

Three storey rear extension to 21 Front Street to create 1 no. dwelling.

Ref. No: 20/02154/FUL 

The above two applications concern a proposal to extend a Grade 2 listed building.

A small cottage would be added.

Planning permission had previously been given for an extension but was never implemented.

There may be an element of controversy as the application would involve felling several mature trees.

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/

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

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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101 Askham Lane York YO24 3HD

Conservatory to side

Ref. No: 21/00277/FUL 

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107A Bellhouse Way York YO24 3LW

Change of use from dwellinghouse (use class C3) to flexible use dwellinghouse and house in multiple occupation (use classes C3 and C4)

Ref. No: 21/00185/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/

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

Issues reported in west York

It looks like many highways defects have been left waiting for attention for so long that expensive remedial works are now needed.

Many carriageways which needed patching in the summer and autumn were ignored. Now some are worn down to the hardcore base while others have multiple surface defects. Several represent a hazard for two wheeled transport users.

We have reported the following streets (but these may just be the tip of the iceberg).

  • Walker Drive
  • Vincent Way
  • Gladstone Street
  • Hotham Avenue
  • Lowfields Drive
  • School Street

There are also some problems also with leaf and tree detritus. We’ve reported two areas

  • Green Lane
  • Kingsthorpe

Finally builders waste has been dumped in the little Green Lane garage area. We’ve asked for it to be removed.

Little Green Lane garage area 19th Feb 2021

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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Former Lowfield School Dijon Avenue York

Conditions 16 and 19 of 17/02428/FULM

Ref. No: AOD/21/00034 

NB. This covers the “Sustainable Travel Plan” for Lowfields. Proposals include a car club, better bus stops etc. Click to read plan  

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1 Westfield Court Acomb York YO26 5FA

Crown lift all trees at front of the property to 5 metres; crown thin all trees by 10% and remove deadwood – tree works in a Conservation Area

Ref. No: 21/00167/TCA 

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18 The Green Acomb York YO26 5LR

Single storey side and rear extension

Ref. No: 21/00094/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.

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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218 Thoresby Road York YO24 3ER

Two storey side extension and single storey front extension 

Ref. No: 21/00086/FUL 

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99 Bellhouse Way York YO24 3LW

Two storey side extension and single storey front and rear extensions 

Ref. No: 21/00063/FUL 

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96 The Green Acomb York YO26 5LS

Fell mixed group of Sycamore, Hornbeam and Beech trees within the hedge line; dead wood, crown thin and crown lift to 4 metres 2no. Hornbeam trees – tree works in a Conservation Area 

Ref. No: 21/00037/TCA 

Acorn Meat 7 Front Street York YO24 3BW

Non-material amendment to permitted application 17/00848/FUL to allow retention of internal staircase following removal of access to ground floor shop unit 

Ref. No: 21/00019/NONMAT 

Representations can be made in support 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 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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114 Wetherby Road Acomb York YO26 5BY

Erection of detached outbuilding to rear to provide annexe accommodation

Ref. No: 20/02387/FUL 

Acomb Sports And Social Club The Green Acomb York YO26 5FG

Conditions 3, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14 and 20 of 19/02690/FUL

Ref. No: AOD/20/00319 

These relate to the planning conditions for the York Bridge Club’s new clubhouse. Covers drainage, cycle parking, electric vehicle charging, construction management and the materials to be used.

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18 Lown Hill York YO24 3DY

Single storey side and rear extension (part retrospective)

Ref. No: 20/02210/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/

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

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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35 St Stephens Road York YO24 3EH

Two storey side extension

Ref. No: 20/02217/FUL 

6 Cranfield Place York YO24 3HY

Single storey rear extension

Ref. No: 20/02187/FUL 

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10 St Stephens Road York YO24 3EQ

Erection of 1no. two storey attached dwelling following demolition of side projection and outbuilding

Ref. No: 20/02112/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

Exercise during lockdown

Although group walks are banned during lockdown, there are a lot of options which can be followed on an individual basis in west York. Some are more taxing than others.

Move the Masses produces a map covering three routes in the Acomb area including one that crosses Bachelor Hill (see below).

Click to enlarge

The same group also advertise routes which include Acomb Green (click) and Fishponds Wood (click)

Elsewhere the Westfield Ward Councillors have claimed on their Facebook page that the tree trunk, which currently blocks the Foxwood Lane access to Acomb Moor, will be moved “as soon as the ground dries out”.

Maybe so. But if this happens then we hope that walkers will restrict their movements to the perimeter of the field until the crop has been harvested.

One consequence of more people walking in the area is that the footpath infrastructure is deteriorating more quickly. There is a need for stiles to be repaired and for hardcore to be putdown at locations which are flooding.

Hardcore needed on some muddy sections of local footpaths

The Council has known about these pressures for some time and needs to reprioritise its leisure budgets to properly support healthy living routines.