Month: September 2015

Weekly list of planning applications received between 7th – 11th September 2015

Below are the latest planning applications received by the York Council for the Micklegate ward.
Full details can be found by searching for the application reference.
Representations can be made in favour of, or in objection to, any application via the Planning on line web site.  http://planningaccess.york.gov.uk/online-applications/

Ref No: 15/01906/LBC
Location:   The Bar Convent 17 Blossom Street York YO24 1AQ
Proposal:   Display of 18no. signs including vertical wall mounted signs adjacent to entrance doors on Blossom Street, projecting hanging sign, wall mounted direction signs and wall banners to Nunnery Lane, accessible entrance signs to rear and repainting of external doors
Applicant:      Mr James Foster
Contact Mrs Julie Cater
Consultation Expiry Date        14 October 2015
Case Officer:   David Johnson   Expected Decision Level DEL

Ref No: 15/01920/LBC
Location:   The Windmill 14 – 16 Blossom Street York YO24 1AJ
Proposal:   Display of 2no. non-illuminated fascia signs, 1 no. externally illuminated fascia sign,  2no externally illuminated hanging signs and 2no. non-illuminated hoardings
Applicant:      Spirit Pub Co
Contact Mr Hardeep Singh Bubbra
Consultation Expiry Date        5 October 2015
Case Officer:   David Johnson   Expected Decision Level DEL

Ref No: 15/01927/ADV
Location:   The Windmill 14 – 16 Blossom Street York YO24 1AJ
Proposal:   Display of 2no. non-illuminated fascia signs, 1 no. externally illuminated fascia sign,  2no externally illuminated hanging signs and 2no. non-illuminated hoardings
Applicant:      Spirit Pub Co
Contact Mr Hardeep Singh Bubbra
Consultation Expiry Date        5 October 2015
Case Officer:   David Johnson   Expected Decision Level DEL

Ref No: 15/02053/TCA
Location:   121 The Mount York YO24 1DU
Proposal:   Reduce Beech tree by 20% in a Conservation Area
Applicant:      Mr Steven Hazel
Contact Mr Toby Davidson
Consultation Expiry Date        5 October 2015
Case Officer:   Esther Priestley        Expected Decision Level

Ref No: 15/02033/TCA
Location:   19 Mount Parade York YO24 4AP
Proposal:   Fell Bay tree in a Conservation Area
Applicant:      Mr A Hingston
Contact Douglas Monaghan
Consultation Expiry Date        5 October 2015
Case Officer:   Esther Priestley        Expected Decision Level

Ref No: 15/02052/TCA
Location:   1 Tuke House Cromwell Road York YO1 6DJ
Proposal:   Prune tree in a Conservation Area
Applicant:      Mr Richard Atkinson
Consultation Expiry Date        5 October 2015
Case Officer:   Esther Priestley        Expected Decision Level

York Says Refugees Welcome Here – 12/09/2015, 2pm St. Helen’s Square, #York

York welcoming in Refugees

“York says refugees welcome here” website:
To coincide with the demo in London, please join the call for our politicians to show enough humanity and compassion to welcome people in desperate need of sanctuary and safety. York is seeking to become the UK’s first Human Rights City, as well as a City of Sanctuary. With a long history of fairness, social justice and equality in York, we need to lead by example and do our part in helping people find a better life.

Sign this petition to support York welcoming in Refugees:
https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/give-a-home-to-asylum-seekers-in-york?source=facebook-share-button&time=1441212783

Most of the political parties and relevant charities in York are backing this call: http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/13645234.York_Minster_offers_to_house_refugees_as_demands_for_British_action_mount/

Towns like Frome, Birmingham and Edinburgh have already pledged to support refugees, whilst Kingston Council have written to 50 other Conservative led councils asking them to do the same: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/sep/03/thousands-in-uk-pledge-to-help-resettle-refugees

Support is available for towns and cities looking to take in refugees: http://www.refugeecouncil.org.uk/what_we_do/refugee_services/resettlement_programme

Meanwhile, you can also back the campaign of York students who will be driving to Calais to drop off donated supplies: https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/312VW4/ab/753Mq5

and also support a campaign from the people of York to the refugees on the Greek island of Kos: https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/012Vm4/ab/458AP9

PLEASE COME JOIN US AND SHOW THAT YORK IS A WELCOMING CITY.

Clements Hall Manager job vacancy #Micklegate #York

Clements Hall Trust is seeking a Manager to run Clements Hall on Nunthorpe Road.

 If you’re enthusiastic about managing buildings, working with volunteers and have lots of ideas for developing our community centre you may be just what we’re looking for!

 For more information about the Hall, a job description and person specification, and how to apply please visit http://clementshall.org.uk/vacancies/.

 Deadline: 18 September 2015, 5.00pm

Interview date: 25 September 2015

Try Cycling Saturdays @ Rowntree Park #travelwithtots #Micklegate

Sustrans Bike Belles ‘Try Cycling’ Saturday in Rowntree Park‘

Saturday 5 September
Saturday 3 October

Come down and join itravelyork for some cycling fun in Rowntree Park at our new Try Cycling Saturdays. In one morning, they are giving you everything you need to get (back) into cycling! And try cycling with your young ones…

10 – 12 noon

  • Men’s and women’s bikes to try out, and borrow for FREE.
  • #travelwithtots equipment to try out – including child seats, tag-alongs, trailers and balance bikes – and borrow for FREE for 3 weeks.
  • FREE cycle confidence training. We’ll be on hand to help you gain some confidence before you cycle away.

12 noon – Easy Ride

Join itravelyork for their Easy Ride. An off road ride along the lovely Riverside path towards the Knavesmire that anyone can join in! Great chance to practice new cycling skills and cycling with #travelwithtots equipment

Try Cycling Saturdays are the perfect opportunity to get (back) into cycling! Just come along and have a chat with us. There will of course be cake! We’re running these on the first Saturday of every month from now until October so do spread the word!

You can book your bike loan or a place on a cycle confidence session by emailing yorkbikebelles@gmail.com – Please bring ID with you on Saturday morning.

More info at www.facebook.com/yorkbikebelles or find out more about #travelwithtots

Also good to know:

Sat and Sun 12 and 13 September – Festival of Cycling, Rowntree Park, organised by i-Travel York. Free cycling event, suitable for all ages. Come and have a go on a wide range of usual, and unusual, pedal powered machinery. I-Travel York’s Travel Advisers will also have a stand offering free travel advice.

7 of the York’s 10 most polluted streets are in Micklegate

Cllr Lars Kramm
Today The Press published the York’s 20 most polluted streets and it came to no surprise that Micklegate ward is on top of this sad leader board.

1. Under York Railway Station Canopy [65.3 m3 average nitrogen dioxide] (Micklegate)
2. Gillygate [55.2 m3 average nitrogen dioxide] (Guildhall)
3. Bridge St / Micklegate junction [54.7 m3] (Micklegate)
4. Rougier Street (Roadside near junction with Tanner Moat) [54.2 m3] (Micklegate)
5. Bootham [52.3 m3] (Guildhall)
6. Blossom Street [52.2 m3] (Micklegate)
7. George Hudson Street [52.0 m3] (Micklegate)
8. Holgate Road [51.3 m3] (Micklegate/Holgate)
9. Rougier Street [49.2 m3] (Micklegate)

10. Lawrence Street [48.4 m3] (Hull Road/Fishergate)
11. Barbican Road [48.3 m3] (Fishergate)
12. Paragon Street [47.9 m3] (Fishergate)
13. Coppergate [47.0 m3] (Guildhall)
14. Nessgate / Clifford Street junction [46.1 m3] (Guildhall)
15. Fishergate [45.2 m3] (Fishergate)
16. The Mount [44.3 m3] (Micklegate)
17. St Leonards Place [43.9 m3] (Guildhall)
18. Prices Lane [43.3 m3] (Micklegate)
19. The Stonebow [42.9 m3] (Guildhall)
20. Lord Mayors Walk [42.6 m3] (Guildhall)

Air pollution causes 29,000 early deaths a year in the UK and it’s a disgrace that continues governments have largely neglected this worsening problem. Last year the EU took legal action against the UK because our government has failed to protect the health of British citizens. Excessive levels of Nitrogen Dioxide in our air causing major respiratory problems, and leading to premature deaths.

Action to reduce air pollution for the health of the residents in the city centre is essential. It is essential that we need to reducing traffic levels and make the traffic flow if we are to have cleaner air. Only such moves would make Micklegate a cleaner, healthier places for people to live and work.

The EU sets limits on air pollution, which the York has failed to meet.

Last full council meeting in July York City Council passed a motion proposed by the Green Group to call on the Executive to adopt a transport strategy to replace the ‘Congestion Commission’ following a citywide consultation. Tackling air pollution in York must be a top priority and bold moves will be necessary. The problem will not go away with some signage and new traffic light programming. We need action now to save lifes!

What we can do:

  • produce an Energy Descent Plan to gradually reduce the amount of energy we use in the city. This will help us to meet local and national climate change targets, tackle local air pollution and make York more self-sufficient
  •  work towards a traffic free city centre; work with all concerned parties to find a model that enables access for people with disabilities, the elderly, businesses deliveries and any other identified need, whilst creating a low speed traffic-free world-class environment
  •  introduce a free daytime city centre shuttle bus running every fifteen minutes, linking the Rail Station, Minster, Hospital, edge of centre car parks, and shopping areas – a 6 month trial has been approved in 2015-16 budget but was cut by the LibDem-Conservative executive
  •  work with local employers to encourage employees to car-share, use the bus, cycle and walk to work
  •  work to provide an excellent bus service within the limitations of the current unregulated system, with more frequent evening and weekend services. Aim for low cost inter-ticketing between companies, an oyster card system with reduced fares, and good services to all the areas of the city that need them
  •  develop a strategy to create a ‘Dutch-style’ off-road cycle network throughout the city, building on existing off road routes and main roads to make day to day cycling a safe attractive norm for more residents
  •  follow-up the introduction of a city-wide 20mph limit in residential areas with further engagement with local residents and schools to embed a low speed culture in the city, which is fundamental to encouraging more walking and cycling
  •  avoid the over-development in the Local Plan to not undermine sustainable transport options and bring about totally unsustainable traffic levels in York
  •  re-model ‘bike-ability’ cycle training in York through developing social enterprise and industry sponsorship to make it cheaper and accessible to everyone
  • make the traffic flow through repairing and reprogramming the inner city traffic light system
  • Look into the introduction of train-tram systems on the railways to find new non congested ways into the city
  • Support a boat shuttle on the Ouse to enable a quick mean of west-east transport
  •  implement the transport hierarchy that puts people with disabilities and pedestrians at the top, especially in relation to priority at crossings and good quality walking routes whenever highway changes are made

Cllr Steward as leader of the council could also lobby the Conservative Government to re-regulate the buses and return control of bus services to local authorities; to take the railways back into public ownership; to scrap HS2 and spend the money on improving railway safety, track maintenance and re-opening local lines.

Weekly list of planning applications received between 24th – 28st August 2015

Below are the latest planning applications received by the York Council for the Micklegate ward.
Full details can be found by searching for the application reference.
Representations can be made in favour of, or in objection to, any application via the Planning on line web site.  http://planningaccess.york.gov.uk/online-applications/

Ref No: 15/01661/FUL
Location:   21 Cherry Street York YO23 1AP
Proposal:   Erection of single storey studio apartment to rear of 21 Cherry Street
Applicant:      Mr And Mrs Arthur And Susan McColl
Contact Mr David Moverley
Consultation Expiry Date        22 September 2015
Case Officer:   Heather Fairy   Expected Decision Level DEL

Ref No: 15/01668/LBC
Location:   1 Priory House Priory Street York YO1 6BY
Proposal:   Internal alterations and external cable attachment to front elevation in connection with the installation of gas supply (flats 1, 7 and 9)
Applicant:      Mr Mark Hunter

Consultation Expiry Date        22 September 2015
Case Officer:   Heather Fairy   Expected Decision Level DEL

Ref No: 15/01807/CLU
Location:   26 Bishopthorpe Road York YO23 1JJ
Proposal:   Certificate of lawfulness for use as House in Multiple Occupation (use Class C4)
Applicant:      Dr Peter Scholtz

Consultation Expiry Date        22 September 2015
Case Officer:   David Johnson   Expected Decision Level DEL

Ref No: 15/01810/CLU
Location:   80 Nunnery Lane York YO23 1AJ
Proposal:   Certificate of lawfulness for use as House in Multiple Occupation (use Class C4) for up to 4 occupiers
Applicant:      Dr Peter Scholtz

Consultation Expiry Date        22 September 2015
Case Officer:   David Johnson   Expected Decision Level DEL

Ref No: 15/01910/FUL
Location:   27 Holgate Road York YO24 4AA
Proposal:   Conversion of garage into habitable room and erection of store to front (retrospective)
Applicant:      Miss Alice Maynard

Consultation Expiry Date        22 September 2015
Case Officer:   Sandra Duffill  Expected Decision Level DEL