Month: March 2016

Weekly list of planning applications received between 21st – 25th March 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: 16/00611/FUL
Location:   14 Cameron Grove York YO23 1LE
Proposal:   Single storey front and side extension
Applicant:      Mr & Mrs T Punchard
Contact Mr Mike Punchard
Consultation Expiry Date        19 April 2016
Case Officer:   Carolyn Howarth Expected Decision Level DEL

Ref No: 16/00623/FUL
Location:   6 Cameron Grove York YO23 1LE
Proposal:   Erection of replacement detached rear garage with office space
Applicant:      Mr Warren Baxter
Contact Mr Chris Allan
Consultation Expiry Date        19 April 2016
Case Officer:   Carolyn Howarth Expected Decision Level DEL

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Opposing #TTIP shouldn’t make you a Eurosceptic #York

What is TTIP?

TTIP, The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is a series of trade negotiations being carried out mostly in secret between the EU and US. Amongst its provisions it would allow tribunals of commercial lawyers to rule laws on things like safety, environmental protection and workers’ rights illegal and award billions of pounds’ compensation to foreign, and only foreign, companies.

Opposing TTIP shouldn’t make you a Eurosceptic

Greens have been at the forefront of campaigns to oppose TTIP. Its proponents claim the agreement will ‘unlock’ EU-US trade potential by getting rid of so-called ‘barriers to trade’. However, these are often regulations which protect social, environmental and labour standards or the provision of health and other public services. The negative impacts of TTIP are likely to be wide-ranging. There is particular concern over the impact on jobs and the NHS.

So is TTIP a good reason for leaving the EU? We say No!

TTIP is in negotiation as it commands political support amongst governments and political leaders across the EU and US. Progressing TTIP was a UK General Election Tory manifesto pledge. They want to take Britain into TTIP regardless of whether or not we are inside or outside the EU. Free-market Eurosceptics believe Britain will be able to negotiate with the US as equal partners in a bi-lateral UK-US trade deal – this is extremely unlikely. If TTIP goes ahead it is more probable a UK outside the EU would ask to join TTIP as an additional signatory once the deal is completed. The EU-wide anti-TTIP movement has grown in recent years, with over 3.3 million EU citizens signing an initiative to block it. This movement will be weakened by a UK exit, inevitably putting UK anti-TTIP campaigners at the margins on the issue.

Investor-State Dispute Settlement – a threat to democracy.

TTIP’s Investor-State Dispute Settlement mechanism is rightly maligned. ISDS allows investors to sue governments in private tribunals outside national legal systems, and can exert a ‘chilling effect’ which undermines the introduction of progressive legislation. There is an ongoing battle over its inclusion in TTIP.ISDS mechanisms are routinely built into trade agreements, including many agreed by the UK. There is a particular concern in the UK ISDS will quicken the unpopular creeping privatisation of the NHS. The problems with ISDS go far beyond TTIP or the EU, and Greens, like other trade justice campaigners, want ISDS stripped from all trade agreements, not just TTIP.

The secrecy of the TTIP negotiations is opposed by Greens and others concerned about transparency and trade justice. Following the efforts of engaged MEPs, campaigners and a better informed public, ISDS is seriously contested and could be taken out of the agreement.

Greens want justice in all trade agreements. This also means safeguarding democracy and the rule of law..

These political battles won’t be advanced by the UK leaving the EU. The lesson from TTIP, and the powerful transnational corporations it will benefit, is we need to stand firmly together to tackle the underlying issues, not become divided and leave the fight to others.

Weekly list of planning applications received between 14th-18th March 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: 16/00459/FUL
Location:   60 Holgate Road York YO24 4AB
Proposal:   Single storey rear extension
Applicant:      Mr Timothy Cronin
Consultation Expiry Date        11 April 2016
Case Officer:   Carolyn Howarth Expected Decision Level DEL

Ref No: 16/00631/FUL
Location:   2 Norfolk Street York YO23 1JY
Proposal:   Erection of 1no. dwelling following demolition of existing garage
Applicant:      Miss And Mr Ness
Contact Mr Christopher Hearn
Consultation Expiry Date        11 April 2016
Case Officer:   Heather Fairy   Expected Decision Level DEL

Ref No: 16/00618/FUL
Location:   34 Nunthorpe Grove York YO23 1DS
Proposal:   Single storey rear extension
Applicant:      Mr James Wilcock
Contact Mr Iain Robinson
Consultation Expiry Date        11 April 2016
Case Officer:   Paul Edwards    Expected Decision Level DEL

Five simple steps to transform gardens into ‘hedgehog havens’

We know hedgehogs are in trouble. We’ve lost a third of all our hedgehogs in ten years. Small changes to our outdoor areas and gardening habits can help create a ‘hedHedgehoggehog haven’ and protect this iconic animal.

Defra has worked with the British Hedgehog Preservation Society and People’s Trust for Endangered Species to provide five easy ways everyone can help hedgehogs thrive in back gardens.

The five tips for creating a hedgehog haven in your garden are:

  1. Let areas of garden grow wild to mimic hedgehogs’ natural habitat
  2. Provide shelter in the colder months through logs piles and compost heaps
  3. Use garden chemicals such as slug pellets carefully
  4. Leave out water and foods such as boiled eggs, chopped nuts and sultanas
  5. Consider planting hedgerows to help hedgehogs move between gardens

If you want to become a Hedgehog Champion have a look at www.hedgehogstreet.org.

 

#York Hive Fundraising platform launched

This week Make it York launched York’s very own crowd funding platform called ‘York Hive’.

This platform can be used by groups to raise funding for their projects and also to post ideas about potential projects to receive feedback and attract new members.

This venture is facilitated by Make it York. In the next few weeks Make it York will be hosting a workshop to explain the workings of York Hive.

To access more information about York Hive follow this link: www.spacehive.com/initiatives/york.

One of the projects already live on York Hive is called Micklegate Run Soapbox Challenge: https://www.spacehive.com/micklegate-run-soap-box-challenge an event to be held on August Bank Holiday this year.

Garden waste collections restart in #York #Micklegate

GARDEN waste collections will start again from Monday 4 April, with fortnightly green bin collections through until the end of October.

To check the date of collections, visit: www.york.gov.uk/refuselookup

Households needing more than one garden waste bin collected can sign up to the additional green bin scheme before the collection service starts up at www.york.gov.uk/GardenWaste for £37 per additional bin.

Not sure what types of garden waste can go into the green bins? Check the full yes/no list on the website.

Residents are asked to ensure their bins are presented by 7am on the day of their collection, but no earlier than 7pm the evening before.

Garden waste can also be taken to Hazel Court and Towthorpe Household Waste Recycling Centres.

New compost giveaways will also start in April. More information will be advertised soon at www.york.gov.uk/composting

For up-to-date information on waste and recycling follow @CYCWaste on Twitter, or like CYCWaste on Facebook.

Last year Micklegate Councillor Lars Kramm voted against the proposed alterations to the Green waste arrangements.

Cllr Kramm says: “One of the main reasons was that the very clearly political budget amendments aimed to fund and fulfil the Lib Dem election promise to ensure that there will be no charges for green bin collections. This election stunt will now cost us over a million pounds every year, while cuts elsewhere take money away from the most vulnerable residents. After our very vocal objection to the proposal, questions have been raised as to why the Green Party is against green bins.

I am not against green bins in general but believe that a green waste policy must go much wider than to concentrate over one million pounds on the status quo of green bin collection, which is currently not a frontline service for all citizens across the city. During the council meeting I mentioned particularly Mickelgate ward and Guidhall ward where 75% and 89% respectively have no green bins. Additionally there are more ways of collecting green waste in addition to the traditional green bins. Money could be spent on other systems such as food bins, green boxes or neighbourhood green skips to enable more residents to benefit from York’s green waste system.

Under the current arrangements, in order to collect garden waste CYC waste management essentially needs vehicle access for their standard refuse collection vehicles (RCV), the property needs to be able to store and present a wheeled bin and it also needs to have a garden. But even if a property fulfils these conditions (and we know that there are properties across the city which meet these criteria and residents would welcome a collection of garden waste) all the green waste collection rounds are at full capacity now. With the current budget we are funding the status quo and therefore we are not in a position to add any more properties onto the rounds with the resources CYC waste management have currently got. It goes without saying that there is no budgetary room for alternative green waste initiatives for the areas of the city with a high quota of properties which do not fulfil the conditions.”

Weekly list of planning applications received between 7th – 11th March 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: 15/02596/FULM
Location:   Royal York Hotel Station Road York YO24 1AY
Proposal:   Four-storey extension to provide 45no. additional bedrooms and reception area, alterations to parking areas
Applicant:      Troy Management Services (Royal York) Ltd
Contact Mr Nab Speakes
Consultation Expiry Date        13 April 2016
Case Officer:   Rachel Tyas     Expected Decision Level COMM

Ref No: 16/00488/LBC
Location:   The Residence Bishopthorpe Road York YO23 1DQ
Proposal:   Display of 6no. signs to external face of curtilage wall
Applicant:      Mr Andrew McMurtrie
Consultation Expiry Date        13 April 2016
Case Officer:   Erik Matthews   Expected Decision Level DEL

Ref No: 16/00498/FUL
Location:   Offices 2 – 14 George Hudson Street York YO1 6LP
Proposal:   Variation of condition 1 of application 14/01383/FULM to alter layout to allow for 3no. additional rooms and relocation of laundry and gymnasium to basement
Applicant:      Mr Lyndon Forshaw
Contact Mr Kenneth Jones
Consultation Expiry Date        4 April 2016
Case Officer:   Victoria Bell   Expected Decision Level

Ref No: 16/00508/ADV
Location:   Oliver House Bishophill Junior York YO1 6ES
Proposal:   Retention  of 2no. freestanding signs and  1no. hoarding sign surrounding site (resubmission)
Applicant:      Mr P Mushtaq
Contact C Davies
Consultation Expiry Date        4 April 2016
Case Officer:   Erik Matthews   Expected Decision Level

Ref No: 16/00513/FUL
Location:   26 Butcher Terrace York YO23 1LS
Proposal:   Removal of condition 3 of permitted application 15/02835/FUL to allow materials used not to match existing buildings
Applicant:      Mr Porthouse
Contact Mr John Howlett
Consultation Expiry Date        4 April 2016
Case Officer:   David Johnson   Expected Decision Level DEL

Alleyway gating in #Micklegate rejected

In his last decision session on Thursday, 3rd March, the Executive Member for Transport did not seal the Public Spaces Protection Order to restrict public rights over the alleyway

between Brunswick Street/South Bank Avenue; and

between Knavesmire Crescent /Curzon Terrace and Curzon Terrace/Albemarle Road in the Micklegate Ward

The number of objections received for Brunswick Street/South Bank Avenue would suggest that the scheme would not be appropriate for the area, and the money saved could be better used.  Previous schemes had shown that where gates have been installed, without the full support of all residents, it can lead to gates being misused and local tensions between supporters and objectors.

Previous consultations for the Knavesmire Crescent /Curzon Terrace and Curzon Terrace/Albemarle Road  alleyway have found that residents are not in favour of alley gating, and the results of the consultation reflect this. The complicated layout of the alleyway and the waste collection changes that would be required, lead officers to recommend that this scheme would not be appropriate.

Further information are available here:

http://modgov.york.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=9034&x=1

 

Weekly list of planning applications received between 29th February 2016 – 4th March 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: 16/00261/FUL
Location:   14 Priory Street York YO1 6EX
Proposal:   Conversion of four storey dwelling into two self contained dwellings
Applicant:      Mr Matt Farrelly
Contact Native Architects
Consultation Expiry Date        30 March 2016
Case Officer:   Heather Fairy   Expected Decision Level DEL

Ref No: 16/00363/FULM
Location:   Former Terrys Offices Bishopthorpe Road York YO23 1DE
Proposal:   Variation of condition 2 of permitted application 15/01623/FULM to alter landscaping and access
Applicant:      Springfield Healthcare
Contact Mrs Julie Smyth
Consultation Expiry Date        28 March 2016
Case Officer:   Erik Matthews   Expected Decision Level DEL

Ref No: 16/00428/FUL
Location:   Hawkview Ltd 78 The Mount York YO24 1AR
Proposal:   Change of use from retail (use class A1) to cafe/ restaurant (use class A3) and installation of AC units, extraction flue and alterations to roof
Applicant:      Valentinos Ristorante Ltd
Contact Mo Ali
Consultation Expiry Date        30 March 2016
Case Officer:   Heather Fairy   Expected Decision Level DEL

Ref No: 16/00429/ADV
Location:   Hawkview Ltd 78 The Mount York YO24 1AR
Proposal:   Display of 1no. internally illuminated fascia sign
Applicant:      Valentinos Ristorante Ltd
Contact Mo Ali
Consultation Expiry Date        28 March 2016
Case Officer:   Heather Fairy   Expected Decision Level DEL

Ref No: 16/00533/TCA
Location:   All Saints Roman Catholic Upper School Mill Mount York YO24 1BH
Proposal:   Fell 3no. evergreen trees in a Conservation Area
Applicant:      Mrs Liz Barker
Consultation Expiry Date        28 March 2016
Case Officer:   Esther Priestley        Expected Decision Level

Weekly list of planning applications received between 22nd – 26th February 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: 15/02733/FUL
Location:   York Racecourse Racecourse Road Knavesmire York YO23 1EJ
Proposal:   Construction of a single lane service road
Applicant:      Mr William Derby
Contact Mr Paul Hill
Consultation Expiry Date        21 March 2016
Case Officer:   Victoria Bell   Expected Decision Level DEL

Ref No: 16/00439/TCA
Location:   12 Queen Street York YO24 1AD
Proposal:   Pollard Robinia tree in a Conservation Area
Contact Mr Bob Williams
Consultation Expiry Date        21 March 2016
Case Officer:   Esther Priestley        Expected Decision Level

Ref No: 16/00447/TCA
Location:   Caesar Court Moss Street York
Proposal:   Fell 3no. trees in a Conservation Area
Applicant:      Mr Paul Richmond
Contact Mr David Pulleyn
Consultation Expiry Date        21 March 2016
Case Officer:   Esther Priestley        Expected Decision Level