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/
The Post Office has decided to change the Post Office on 95 Mickegate (YO1 6LE) to one of their new main style branches. Their aim is to create a more modern and convenient retail experience for customers that will also incur longer opening hours on Saturdays. The new-look Post Office is schedules to open at the current location on Saturday 15 April 2017 at 13:00 – it will need to close for refurbishment on Tuesday 04 April 2017 at 17:30.
The new Post Office opening hours will be Monday to Saturday 8:30 to 17:30. The new Post Office will have the same wide range of products and services with a wider selection of on demand travel money and a low level serving counter and a hearing loop for better accessibility.
Cllr Lars Kramm said, “With Post Offices closing up and down the country and Micklegate ward has already been hit by the loss of two other post office branches at Albemarle Road and Bishopthorpe Road in the last ten years, I am glad the refurbishment is a clear commitment of the Post Office to its current location and the services to our local community in Micklegate.”
From 3 April 2017 City of York Council is changing the day they collect recycling in some areas of Micklegate ward. All households with a day change will receive a letter and a new rubbish and recycling calendar. Letters are being posted throughout March, so please look out for it. This letter will include details of the new day they will collect your recycling and a reminder of what you can recycle. If your street is listed below but you have not received a letter, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘waste changes’ in the subject or call 01904 551551.
Further information on https://www.york.gov.uk/wastechanges
|– Bishopthorpe Road
– Clock Tower Way
– Joseph Terry Grove
|– Mount Vale
– St Aubyns Place
– St Georges Place
|– The Mount
The new collection calendars will be available via the CYC online waste collection calendar from mid to late March 2017.
Ward residents are invited to the next Micklegate Resident Meeting.
Wednesday 29 March at Room 1, Southlands Methodist Church
6.30 – 7.00 pm: Councillor surgery/ drop in
7.00 – 9.00 pm: Main meeting
- Reporting on ward spending in the last financial year
- Update on Micklegate Neighbourhood Plan
- Update on York Central Development
- Bishopthorpe Road Sculpture (opportunity to talk to the artist)
- Flooding resilience (Environment Agency invited)
The Big Spring Clean is coming to Micklegate!
Friends of Scarcroft Green are organising a Trash-Walk on Scarcroft Green and in the Neighbourhood Streets.
Sunday March 5th: 1-3pm, meet in front of Scarcroft School
They will have litter-picker sticks, litter collection bags and high-vis Volunteer jackets for everyone.
The plan is to Trash-Walk the Green and then time permitting, any adjacent streets: Nunthorpe Road, South Parade, East Mount Road, Moss Street, Gray Street, Upper Price Street, St Benedict Road, Scarcroft Road…
This event is part of the York Big Spring Clean. Please come and join in!
Further information from
Friends of Scarcroft Green
My fellow ward councillor Johnny Hayes asked me to advertise his upcoming event to residents interested in Clifford’s Tower and the Future of the Castle Car Park and the Eye of York area.
Planning permission has been granted for a shop, cafe and visitor centre to be built into the base of the motte of the 13th Century Clifford’s Tower. There has been a very vocal, considerable opposition to the permitted plans, that would like English Heritage Trust to consider other alternatives. 3780 people signed a petition to protest about the granting of planning permission in October 2016.
In December 2016 Cllr Hayes made an application for a judicial review (JR) which will go to trial in the high court in early May. He believes that the planning process in October was flawed.
To look beyond the judicial review, there will be a public meeting to hear about the exciting new plans for the Castle Car Park and the CoYC Castle Gateway report and to consider what is the best way forward for the visitor centre and this part of York.
This will will launch the “Eye of York Forum” that will aim to have several public meetings to debate the future of this part of York.
Speakers for the even ton March 10 include : Cllr Dave Taylor, Lord Mayor of York. Rachael Maskell MP for York Central. Amanda Beresford, Shulmans LLP. Cllr Johnny Hayes MBE. Anthony Crean QC, Kings Chambers. Richard Green, Former Curator York Art Gallery.
Cllr Hayes is also fundraising for the legal costs for the judicial review and have presently raised over £12,000 but are hoping to raise significantly more. You can pledge here if you would like to contribute to the legal fees:- www.savecliffordstower.co.uk
Cllr L Kramm