Month: January 2016

Weekly list of planning applications received between 18th – 22nd January 2016

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: 16/00078/ORC
Location:   QA Research Brackenhill 29 St Georges Place York YO24 1DT
Proposal:   Proposed change of use from offices to 2 dwelling houses (use class C3) under Class O Part 3 Schedule 2 of Article 3 of The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015
Applicant:      Mr Max Reeves
Consultation Expiry Date        15 February 2016
Case Officer:   Sophie Prendergast      Expected Decision Level DEL

Ref No: 16/00091/FUL
Location:   Purchasing Management Services 34 Buckingham Street York YO1 6DW
Proposal:   Change of use from education training centre (use class D1) to 1no. dwelling and 2no. apartments (use class C3) with associated alterations
Applicant:      Mr David Brown
Contact Mr Lee Vincent
Consultation Expiry Date        23 February 2016
Case Officer:   Heather Fairy   Expected Decision Level DEL

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Weekly list of planning applications received between 11th – 15th January 2016

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: 15/02965/ORC
Location:   Hudson House Toft Green York YO1 6JT
Proposal:   Proposed change of use from offices to 139 apartments (use class C3) under Class O Part 3 Schedule 2 of Article 3 of The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015
Applicant:      Palace Capital (Developments) Ltd
Contact Mr Chris Darley
Consultation Expiry Date        8 February 2016
Case Officer:   Jonathan Kenyon Expected Decision Level DEL

Ref No: 16/00051/LBC
Location:   The Windmill 14 – 16 Blossom Street York YO24 1AJ
Proposal:   External lighting to front elevation
Applicant:      Spirit Pub Company
Contact Mrs Angela Lawson
Consultation Expiry Date        10 February 2016
Case Officer:   David Johnson   Expected Decision Level DEL

Meeting on Primary School Places in the Southbank area #Micklegate

City of York Council has been seeking solutions for some time to meet rising need and to create additional primary school places in the Southbank area of the city.

 Over the last couple of years, council officers have been exploring various options together with governors and headteachers at a number of local schools.

 Now, Micklegate Ward’s councillors Julie Gunnell, Lars Kramm and Johnny Hayes would like to share the plans with local residents to explain and discuss the implications for the schools and the local area.

 The councillors invite you to a formal meeting on Tuesday 26 January at 6.30pm til 8pm in the Lower School Hall at Scarcroft Primary School, Moss Street.

 Alongside the councillors, council officers and representatives from several local schools will be present to share the proposed plans, explain their background and aims, and will be glad to answer any questions. Your feedback will then be shared with other elected members as part of the decision-making process.

Weekly list of planning applications received between 4th – 8th January 2016

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: 15/02783/FUL
Location:   Lady Anne Middletons Hote Skeldergate York YO1 6DS
Proposal:   Change of use of annex building (use class C2) to a mixed use cafe/shop (use class A1 and A3) with associated works including 2no. windows to rear and access ramp to side
Applicant:      Lady Anne Middletons Hotel Ltd
Contact Ms Jen Hurley
Consultation Expiry Date        10 February 2016
Case Officer:   David Johnson   Expected Decision Level DEL

Ref No: 15/02784/LBC
Location:   Lady Anne Middletons Hote Skeldergate York YO1 6DS
Proposal:   Internal and external alterations including 2no. windows to rear and access ramp to side
Applicant:      Lady Anne Middletons Hotel Ltd
Contact Ms Jen Hurley
Consultation Expiry Date        10 February 2016
Case Officer:   David Johnson   Expected Decision Level DEL

Ref No: 15/02840/FULM
Location:   The Residence Bishopthorpe Road York YO23 1DQ
Proposal:   Variation of condition 2 of permitted application 14/01716/FULM to alter block C of the approved scheme
Applicant:      David Wilson Homes Yorkshire East
Contact Mr Eamonn Keogh Contact Tel:    0113 280 8043
Consultation Expiry Date        10 February 2016
Case Officer:   Erik Matthews   Expected Decision Level

Ref No: 15/02952/LBC
Location:   Brigantes 114 – 116 Micklegate York YO1 6JX
Proposal:   External alterations to rear wall to incorporate intake grill
Applicant:      Sophie Palmer
Consultation Expiry Date        10 February 2016
Case Officer:   David Johnson   Expected Decision Level DEL

Ref No: 15/02961/LBC
Location:   Park Square Property Management Ltd 35 Blossom Street York YO24 1AQ
Proposal:   Installation of steel support beam
Applicant:      Caddick Developments Ltd
Contact Mr Chris Smith
Consultation Expiry Date        10 February 2016
Case Officer:   Carolyn Howarth Expected Decision Level DEL

Ref No: 15/02932/ORC
Location:   Aviva Yorkshire House 2 Rougier Street York YO1 6HZ
Proposal:   Proposed change of use from offices to 48 apartments (use class C3) under Class O Part 3 Schedule 2 of Article 3 of The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015
Applicant:      Yorkshire House Development One Ltd
Contact Mr Jeremy Williams
Consultation Expiry Date        1 February 2016
Case Officer:   Victoria Bell   Expected Decision Level DEL

Ref No: 15/02963/LBC
Location:   1 Woodsmill Quay Skeldergate York YO1 6DX
Proposal:   Extension to existing bin store and erection of wall
Applicant:      Woodsmill Ltd
Contact Andrew Hallam
Consultation Expiry Date        10 February 2016
Case Officer:   David Johnson   Expected Decision Level DEL

Ref No: 15/02918/FUL
Location:   P B S Payroll Services Limited Second Floor Offices 15 Micklegate York YO1 6JH
Proposal:   Change of use from offices (use class B1) to recreational use (Can You Escape) (sui generis)
Applicant:      Mr A Watson
Contact Mr John Howlett
Consultation Expiry Date        1 February 2016
Case Officer:   Rachel Tyas     Expected Decision Level DEL

Ref No: 15/02920/FUL
Location:   228 Bishopthorpe Road York YO23 1LG
Proposal:   Two storey side extension and single storey rear extension following demolition of existing garage and outbuildings
Applicant:      Mr And Mrs Sean Stick
Contact Mr Alan Ramsay
Consultation Expiry Date        1 February 2016
Case Officer:   David Johnson   Expected Decision Level DEL

Questions arising from latest floods in #York #Micklegate

The Council’s Communities & Environment Policy & Scrutiny Committee is meeting on 20 Jan 2016 and will be receiving an update report on the recent floods.

Cllr Lars Kramm, the Green Party Councillor on the Council’s Communities & Environment Policy & Scrutiny Committee says:

“I spoke with the Chair of the Committee, Cllr Julie Gunnell, and we both agreed we need to have an update report on the recent severe floods in York. I am glad we will now receive this report, and Cllr Waller, the Executive Member for the Environment will also be in attendance at the meeting.  He will take forward feedback to the Full Regional Flood and Coastal Committee meeting he is due to attend the following day.”

In preparation for the meeting, Cllr Kramm has forwarded the following questions he would like addressed in the resulting report.

If you have further questions you feel Cllr Kramm should submit, please email him direct to cllr.lkramm@york.gov.uk

 Foss barrier

We learnt from the EA statement in The Press the pumps at the pumping station were overwhelmed with a larger volume of water than they were designed to discharge. When was the last time a flood risk assessment was undertaken to assess if the capacity was great enough to cope with the larger flood events predicted in the north of England by climate change science?

If there has been an assessment undertaken recently, what were the conclusions/recommendations, and what underlying assumptions informed this?

The pump house is supposed to be watertight, however, the barrier and station was built in 1987, almost 30 years ago!  Has there ever been tests undertaken of the seal  efficacy since construction, and if not, why not?

During the last Parliament, the government implemented cuts of £11million to the EAs flood mitigation budgets.  Where did these cuts fall in York?  Was there a reduction of the maintenance budget for the Foss barrier? What risk assessments in York were undertaken to justify these cuts on a cost/benefit basis?

Flood defence

Would current flood defences in some parts of York been overwhelmed if the Foss barrier had not been lifted and eased the flooding situation at the banks of the Ouse?

Have areas of York been flooded due to failure in the drainage system behind the flood defences?

Which flood defences did not provide the expected protection due to leakage?

The construction of flood defence in parts of Clementhorpe was given up years ago. Are there any plans to protect the houses in this part of town?

Which future construction sites where planning permission has already been granted were affected by the recent flooding? Are there any consequences for these developments?

Flood-prove infrastructure

Why did the BT exchange fail? How can we prevent widespread and prolonged interruption to telephone and broadband communications in the future?

Why was the mobile phone connection in the city centre affected and how can this be prevented in the future?

What is the back-up plan for the warning of residents and the coordination of response when the modern telecommunication channels fail in time of crisis?

When were the bridges in York last checked regarding their resilience to flooding, and from which flooding level are they in danger of structural damage?

Flood response

Which Parish Councils (PC) and resident associations (RA) have neighbourhood resilience plans, and what is City of York Council doing with areas not covered by RAs and PCs.

What will be the consequences to flooding response in York in case of similar or worse flooding when the recent cuts to the fire and rescue services has been implemented?

We are also keen to receive an update on the flooding situation at Germany Beck and its consequences for the planning and construction of the 650 homes Persimmon are proposing to build, as we recognise this is an issue of public concern.  Representatives of Persimmon have been invited to the meeting and attendance is confirmed.

Licensing application within #Micklegate

Licensing Act 2003

Applications received for the grant or variation of a

Premise Licence/Club Premise Certificate (from 23/12/15)

This list is regularly updated as new applications are received and decisions made.

Last updated on – 08/01/16

Date of

Application

Premises

Applicant

Brief Description of Application

Last date for reps

06/01/2016

CYC 054793

98 Micklegate,

York

YO1 6JX

Micklegate ward

Neil Bentnick

Grant of premises licence to allow for:

i) recorded music

Wed – Sat

12:00 – 23:00

Sun

12:00 – 18:00

ii) sale of alcohol

Wed – Sat

12:00 – 23:00

Sun

12:00 – 18:00

03/02/16

06/01/16

CYC 054791

Wildwood

87 Low Petergate

York

YO1 7HY

Guildhall ward

Tasty plc

Grant of premises licence to allow for:

i) recorded music

Sun – Thurs

10:00 – 23:30

Fri – Sat

10:00 – 24:00

ii) late night refreshment

Sun – Thurs

23:00 – 24:00

Fri – Sat

23:00 – 00:30

iii) Sale of alcohol

Sun – Thurs

10:00 – 23:30

Fri – Sun

10:00 – 24:00

iv) opening times

Sun – Thurs

08:00 – 24:00

Fri – Sat

08:00 – 00:30

Plus an additional hour on terminal permitted hours for all the above on bank and public holiday weekends (Fridays to Mondays included and from 1st to 24th December

03/02/16

All applications can be viewed in full at the council offices with prior notice. Contact the licensing section on 01904 552512 for an appointment to view. Representations must be made in writing in the timescale indicated on the notice and sent to the Licensing Office, Hazel Court EcoDepot, James Street, York YO10 3DS.

Representations must relate to one or more of the 4 licensing objectives of the Act namely, prevention of crime and disorder, public safety, prevention of public nuisance and the protection of children from harm.

New Housing and Planning Bill will exacerbate #York housing crisis

larsThe Conservative Housing and Planning Bill, received its third and final reading in the House of Commons on 5 January. This legislation will exacerbate York’s housing crisis, further weaken the planning system and diminish the influence of local residents and City of York Council.

Green Councillor Lars Kramm says “The Conservative’s flagship campaign ‘Own your home’ will replace genuinely affordable homes with public subsidies for property investors. As a local authority, we will be forced to build ‘Starter Homes’ for first-time buyers up to the value of £250,000 each, which will be unaffordable for those on average incomes in York. The buyers will also be free to sell these properties after five years at full market value, thereby creating a new generation of property speculators and removing any potential long-term benefit for future first-time buyers.”

As expected, the Bill will extend the flawed ‘Right to Buy’ scheme to housing associations, further reducing the number of homes for social rent. City of York Council will be obliged to sell its highest value housing stock mostly located in areas subject to the greatest pressures on affordable housing. This will divided York further into segregated enclaves for rich and poor. Additionally, the Bill will bring an end to secure lifetime council tenancies, replacing them with two to five-year terms, and force those with a total household income of over £30,000 per year to pay market rate rents, thereby hitting low-paid working families hardest and driving them out of the city boundary.

The most dangerous measure is the introduction of automatic planning permission in principle on sites allocated for development; without applications being subject to the usual planning process. Originally just intended for brownfield sites, there is no provision with the Bill from this being applied to any kind of development on any site.

Cllr Kramm adds “Because there is no restriction in the Bill, it could apply to all forms of development. For York and its surrounding area, you could easily see fracking proposals given a ‘permission in principle’ as part of a minerals plan. With parts of York still recovering from the severe flooding, it is hard to envisage you could make a decision in principle regarding a site until you know the flood risk appraisal. We are on the brink of losing our established system of public planning permission on a case-by-case basis, with robust public scrutiny, which has defined the English post-war planning system.”

Secrecy and lack of debate appears to characterise this Bill, which saw several crucial amendments slipped in under the radar just before Christmas. In a change that opens the door for the privatisation of the planning system, Communities Secretary Greg Clark added a clause in December to allow the “processing of planning applications by alternative providers”. Rather than submitting a planning application to the local authority, it suggests developers could assign a “designated person” to process the application for them instead. In the same way that developers’ financial viability assessments have been hidden from public view, it could mean the entire planning process could be decided behind closed doors, with applications assessed by private consultants, paid for by the applicants.

Critical for York, is the Secretary of State could intervene in the assessment of our local plan, bypassing the independent planning inspector. The government could also produce a local plan for York if it deems the council is “failing or omitting” to do the work.

Finally, Cllr Kramm concludes “The Conservative government is not just trying to solve a non-existing problem, but ignores completely the issue of developers sitting on land. I fully support the campaign group Architects for Social Housing, when they say this bill is ‘an extremely subtle and duplicitous piece of legislation, that in almost every aspect does something very different, if not the direct opposite, of what it is claiming to do.’ This bill is threatening to remove any last vestige of the democratic process which safeguards how our communities are created, placing power firmly in the hands of developers in a profoundly undemocratic way that creates a centralisation of power which will kill localism.”

#YORK CENTRAL: JOINT MEETING #HOLGATE #MICKLEGATE WARD 19/01/2016

YORK CENTRAL: Joint Ward Committee meeting Holgate/Micklegate ward 19/01/2016

York Central (also called the teardrop site) is the area of disused land behind the railway station between Holgate Road and Leeman Road. It is one of the largest brownfield sites in northern England and could provide up to 2,500 homes as well as plenty of office space. For various reasons it has been left unused for over twenty years but a number of organisations are starting to look seriously at how it might be developed in future. Over the last 12 months City of York Council, Network Rail, the National Railway Museum and the Homes and Communities Agency have been working on a ‘vision’ for the area and they are now asking York residents to give their views on what they call a ‘high quality office-led urban extension, opening the station as a gateway to the City, allowing the National Railway Museum to modernise and expand and create a sustainable new residential neighbourhood.’YorkCentral

Micklegate Councillor Lars Kramm says ‘This development has the potential to bring much needed homes to central York. However, anything on this scale will inevitably have an impact on the surrounding areas of Holgate and Micklegate. I will be looking very closely at these proposals to ensure they consider amenities such as schools and surgeries. I would also like to see some innovative ideas to stop the surrounding roads from being clogged with traffic and effected by air pollution.  I would urge all local residents to give their views on the scheme.’

Consultation on the first stage of the development is proposed for January/February 2016. This will be an informal consultation and an opportunity for residents to provide their views on options for the York Central site. Micklegate residents are invited to a Joint Ward Committee Meeting of Holgate and Micklegate Ward at St Paul’s Church on Tuesday 19th January 2016 from 6 to 8pm.

 

#York Public meetings for feedback on floods Friday 15 January

As part of its Emergency Planning, City of York Council is inviting residents and businesses affected by the recent floods to a public meeting at the Barbican with partners involved in the operation, on Friday 15 January from 6-8pm.

The city’s response to the floods, the recovery and clean-up operation and the way forward will be discussed, with a focus on the practical support offered across the city.

People will be able to talk directly to representatives from those organisations at the heart of the operation, including the Environment Agency, North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, British Telecom, North Yorkshire Police and the council itself.

Further opportunities will be available to residents to give feedback at ward meetings and in flood-affected areas. These will be attended by partner organisations. The dates and locations of the local meetings will be publicised very shortly and where people are unable to attend, other ways of sharing feedback will be put in place.

#Micklegate Weekly list of planning applications received between 21st – 31st December 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: 15/02608/FUL
Location:       11 Prospect Terrace York YO1 6EP
Proposal:       Two storey rear extension and dormer to rear
Applicant:      Mr Paul Harrison
Contact Mr George Harrison
Consultation Expiry Date        25 January 2016
Case Officer:   Elizabeth Potter        Expected Decision Level

 Ref No: 15/02789/FUL
Location:       Newington Hotel 147 Mount Vale York YO24 1DJ
Proposal:       Conversion of existing hotel and outbuildings into 7no. residential units to include erection of new town house adjacent to no. 147 and demolition of extensions to rear of hotel with associated works including 3no.blocks of garages and alterations to car park and driveway to form access and individual gardens
Applicant:      Mount Vale Venture LLP C/o
Contact Mr Mark Druery
Consultation Expiry Date        27 January 2016
Case Officer:   Hannah Blackburn        Expected Decision Level DEL
Ref No: 15/02790/LBC
Location:       Newington Hotel 147 Mount Vale York YO24 1DJ
Proposal:       Conversion of existing hotel and outbuildings into 7no. residential units to include erection of new town house adjacent to no. 147 and demolition of extensions to rear of hotel with associated internal and external alterations
Applicant:      Mount Vale Venture LLP C/o
Contact Mr Mark Druery
Consultation Expiry Date        27 January 2016
Case Officer:   Hannah Blackburn        Expected Decision Level DEL
Ref No: 15/02848/FUL
Location:       12 Upper Price Street York YO23 1BJ
Proposal:       Single storey rear extension (amended scheme)
Applicant:      Mr Martin Virr
Consultation Expiry Date        25 January 2016
Case Officer:   Paul Edwards    Expected Decision Level DEL
Ref No: 15/02836/FUL
Location:       31 Hampden Street York YO1 6EA
Proposal:       Single storey rear extension
Applicant:      Mr Stewart Tavener
Contact Mr Alan Ramsay
Consultation Expiry Date        25 January 2016
Case Officer:   David Johnson   Expected Decision Level DEL
Ref No: 15/02881/ADV
Location:       Factory Bishopthorpe Road York YO23 1NA
Proposal:       Display of 1no. non illuminated freestanding V board and 9no. non illuminated wall mounted signs
Applicant:      Mr Andrew McMurtrie
Consultation Expiry Date        25 January 2016
Case Officer:   Erik Matthews   Expected Decision Level DEL
Ref No: 15/02907/TCA
Location:       129 The Mount York YO24 1DU
Proposal:       Fell 1no. Beech and 1no. Sycamore trees in a Conservation Area
Applicant:      Mr And Mrs Robertson
Contact Mr Neil Hale
Consultation Expiry Date        25 January 2016
Case Officer:   Esther Priestley        Expected Decision Level