Hob Stones homes occupied

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.

The building compound area will need major remedial worki

The building compound area will need major remedial work

There has been a lot of damage to grassed areas although this one opposite the new development could provide additional car parking spaces

There has been a lot of damage to grassed areas although this one opposite the new development could provide additional car parking spaces

Some carrigeways have now been resurfaced

Some carriageways have now been resurfaced

Although we have reported a ,lot of detritus in the gutters

Although we have reported a lot of detritus in the gutters

On Hob Stones itself the new play area has not been completed.

On Hob Stones itself, the new play area has not been completed.

....but it appears that the developers have pulled back for their threat to remove the security railings from the northern boundary. The railings are still there and in need of a coat of paint. They should make life more difficult for criminals

….but it appears that the developers have pulled back from their threat to remove the security railings from the northern boundary. The railings are still there albeit in need of a coat of paint. The railings will make life more difficult for criminals

That was the week that was: west York in pictures

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

BT kiodk in Kingsway West looking shabby

BT kiosk in Kingsway West looking shabby

We've asked for the gutters in the cul de sacs in Kingsway West to be deep cleaned

We’ve asked for the gutters in the cul de sacs in Kingsway West to be deep cleaned

Problems with day burning lights and inoperative door entry systems have been reported

Problems with day burning lights and inoperative door entry systems have been reported

& the Acomb Market in now open!

& the Acomb Market in now open!

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

Blocked gully on Gale Lane recently reported by us

Blocked gully on Gale Lane recently reported by us

We report all issues using https://www.fixmystreet.com/

That was the week that was in pictures

Work started on resurfacing Front Street. The road will be closed again tomorrow (Sunday) to permit the completion of the work

Work started on resurfacing Front Street. The road will be closed again tomorrow (Sunday) to permit the completion of the work

Cllr Sheena Jackson has started a survey aimed at finding out what improved leisure facilities youngsters in the Foxwood area would like to see.

Cllr Sheena Jackson has started a survey aimed at finding out what improved leisure facilities youngsters in the Foxwood area would like to see.

Cllr Sheena Jackson has been meeting with the Local Police Community Support Officer to discuss anti social behaviour issues in the area

Cllr Sheena Jackson has been meeting with the Local Police Community Support Officers to discuss anti social behaviour issues in the area

& a quick litter pick by Sheena in the Tedder Road park

& a quick litter pick by Sheena in the Tedder Road park

Lack of parking space on Windsor Garth is now a major issue. No sign of much needed matrix protection

Lack of parking space on Windsor Garth is now a major issue. No sign yet of much needed matrix protection

Developers will take down a section of the railings around part of the Hob Stones devleiopemtn in teh authumn. It is beign replaced with an ugly close boarded fence (which is 4 metres high on the north side)

Developers will take down a section of the railings around part of the Hob Stones development in the autumn. It is being replaced with an (ugly) close boarded fence (which is 4 metres high on the north side)

Unfortunately the Council has not updated the notices displayed on public noticeboards in the Kingsway area. There is a lot going on so this is a missed opportunity.

Unfortunately the Council has not updated the notices displayed on public noticeboards in the Kingsway area. There is a lot going on so this is a missed opportunity.

Road works starting on Windsor Garth link road upgrade on 30th August. Plan shows that speed tables will be repaired.

Road works starting on Windsor Garth link road upgrade on 30th August. Plan shows that speed tables will be repaired.

Deep clean needed on Windsor Garth

Deep clean needed on Windsor Garth

Recurrence of litter problems on Kingsway West/Green Lane snicket

Recurrence of litter problems on Kingsway West/Green Lane snicket & kick about area

Bus stop paving on Hamilton Drive West disappearing under verge. Reported by Cllr Sue Hunter.

Bus stop paving on Hamilton Drive West disappearing under verge. Litter reported by Cllr Sue Hunter.

Damaged Gully cover Danesfort Ave

Damaged Gully cover Danesfort Ave to be re-aligned to avoid flooding

Weeds and detritus reported on Gale Lane lay-by. We've asked for road markings on the adjacent Stuart Road hamnmerhead to be repaited

Weeds and detritus reported on Gale Lane lay-by. We’ve asked for road markings on the adjacent Stuart Road hammerhead to be repainted

Cllr Andrew waller has reported an overhanging tree Thanet Road

Cllr Andrew Waller has reported an overhanging tree Thanet Road

Litter and detritus on Chesney's Field snicket

Litter and detritus on Chesney’s Field snicket

All issues have been reported via https://www.fixmystreet.com/

 

York Council road works web site “useless”

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.

York Council's road works web site

York Council’s road works web site

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

 Windsor Garth roads need repairs

Windsor Garth roads need repairs

 

Hob Stones planning application changes now on York Council web site

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.

click to access

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Westfield action round up – Some of he issues that we have reported for action this week

Uneven carriageway on Windsor Garth - Longest outstanding issue and may not now be repaired until "Hob Stones" development completed late next year.

Uneven carriageway on Windsor Garth – Longest outstanding issue and may not now be repaired until “Hob Stones” development completed late next year.

Possibly unstable tree on Herman Walk reported for inspection

Possibly unstable tree on Herman Walk reported for inspection

External lights n during day on some Windsor Garth flats (timing clocks need re-setting)

External lights on during day on some Windsor Garth flats (timing clocks need re-setting)

Dumping reported on Dijon Avenue (and similar on little Green Lane) garage areas still not cleared up.

Dumping reported on Dijon Avenue (and similar on little Green Lane) garage areas still not cleared up.

 

Drainage channels need sweeping on Gale Lane

Drainage channels need sweeping on Gale Lane

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Only one plot remaining at Hob Moor “Hobstone” development

Only one of the new houses being built on the Windsor Garth development is still for sale according to developers.

Hobstone brochure

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.

They blame construction traffic for damage to local roads, footpaths, verges and the Moor itself.