Families have finally been able to move into the new Hob Stones development on Windsor Garth. The development was over 18 months behind schedule.
There is still a lot of tidying up to do and people living in nearby flats have complained about damage to grassed areas and inadequate road repairs.
These issues are being followed up by local Councillors.
Out and about taking action during the week ending 27th August 2016
Cllr Sheena Jackson has asked for a mattress dumped in Hatfield Walk to be removed and has reported dog fouling problems on Walker Drive
A report earlier in the week blamed localised flooding on blocked or damaged gullies Please make sure that you report for cleaning any that you find in your local area
We report all issues using https://www.fixmystreet.com/
All issues have been reported via https://www.fixmystreet.com/
The York Council has been criticised for not keeping its web site up to date.
Residents wanting to check when local roads may be closed for resurfacing and repair will find that information for 2016 has not yet been updated.
The web site promises that
Roadwork schemes which are planned for 2016 will be listed below, per ward, once the annual funding and plans are agreed. Where available: clickable reference numbers show the location of the road works on a map clickable street names show further information
However 4 months into the financial year – and with resurfacing works already underway – no information has been provided.
The lack of information has been criticised by local Councillors who were investigating the mysterious appearance of a sign on Windsor Garth indicating a road closure to accommodate much needed resurfacing work.
Carriageways and footpaths in the area have been badly damaged by vehicles accessing the Hob Stones development.
A start on resurfacing work has been expected next week but this seems highly unlikely in view of the most recent planning delays
Details of the proposed changes to the Hob Stones development on Windsor Garth can now be found on the Council’s web site
The planning application can be read by clicking here
An explanation for the proposed changes from the builder can be found by clicking here
Residents have until 9th August to record any objections.
Unfortunately, the applicant appears to have attempted to drown the application in a sea of documentation much of which replicates the papers submitted 3 years ago. Hopefully the Council will reorder the papers to make it clearer just precisely what changes are being proposed.
Only one of the new houses being built on the Windsor Garth development is still for sale according to developers.
The remaining property is a 2 bedroomed house which is listed at £170,000.
14 of the 55 units being built on the site are for sale (the rest will be rented by Yorkshire Housing)
The development has been criticised, not least for it’s high density levels. Originally the site was to have had only 29 units constructed. They would have been restricted to the “footprint” of the old school building.
Completion of the development later this year can’t come soon enough for existing residents living in the area.