Month: March 2017

#MICKLEGATE WEEKLY LIST OF PLANNING APPLICATIONS received between 25th February – 10th March 2017

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.

Ref No: 17/00179/ADV
Location:       York Sea Cadet Corps 22 Skeldergate York YO1 6DH
Proposal:       Display of 1no. non illuminated fascia sign (retrospective)
Applicant:      Mr Paul Sutermeister
Consultation Expiry Date        3 April 2017
Case Officer:   Elizabeth Potter        Expected Decision Level DEL
Ref No: 17/00345/FULM
Location:       The Chocolate Works Care Home  Bishopthorpe Road York YO23 1DE
Proposal:       Variation of condition 2 of permitted application 16/00363/FULM to amend external appearance of west elevation
Applicant:      Mr Andrew Pollintine
Contact Mrs Julie Smyth
Consultation Expiry Date        3 April 2017
Case Officer:   Erik Matthews   Expected Decision Level DEL
Ref No: 17/00391/FUL
Location:       31 Nunthorpe Grove York YO23 1DT
Proposal:       Single storey side extension and single storey rear extension incorporating external balcony
Applicant:      Mr And Mrs Lawson
Contact Mr Derek Wright
Consultation Expiry Date        3 April 2017
Case Officer:   Carolyn Howarth Expected Decision Level
Ref No: 17/00489/FUL
Location:       50 Kyme Street York YO1 6HG
Proposal:       Two storey and single storey rear extension
Applicant:      Mr Roy Evans
Contact Mr Paul Martin
Consultation Expiry Date        3 April 2017
Case Officer:   Heather Fairy   Expected Decision Level DEL
Ref No: 17/00128/TCA
Location:   14 St Georges Place York YO24 1DR
Proposal:   Various tree works including the felling of a Cherry tree in a Conservation Area
Applicant:  Mrs Rebecca West
Contact      Mrs Sarah Holder
Ref No: 17/00101/TCA
Location:   St Georges House 29 St Georges Place York YO24 1DT
Proposal:   Prune Oak tree in a Conservation Area
Applicant:  Mr Max Reeves
<Ref No: 16/02802/FUL
Location:   61 Albemarle Road York YO23 1EP
Proposal:   Single storey rear outbuilding to replace existing outbuilding together with new stepped access arrangements and enlargement of rear gate
Applicant:  Mr & Mrs Greenbrown
Contact      Mr Paul Butler
Ref No: 16/02793/FUL
Location:   Mobile Broadband Network Ltd Telecommunications Mast Albemarle Road York
Proposal:   Replacement 9.7m monopole (retrospective)
Applicant:  MBNL & EE Ltd
Contact      Mr Alan Neale
Ref No: 16/02796/FUL
Location:   41 Nunthorpe Crescent York YO23 1DU
Proposal:   Two storey side extension and single storey front and rear extensions
Applicant:  Mr & Mrs Darran Smith
Contact      Mr Andy Sykes
Ref No: 16/02763/FUL
Location:   Nostalgia Publications 91 – 93 Nunnery Lane York YO23 1AH
Proposal:   Change of use of ground floor retail unit with associated alterations to form health clinic (use class D1) and one self contained apartment
Applicant:  Mrs Sarah Thio
Contact      Mr John Dougal
Ref No: 16/02683/FUL
Location:   61 Nunnery Lane York YO23 1AH
Proposal:   Change of use from dwelling (use class C3) to House in Multiple Occupation (use class C4)
Applicant:  Mr John Verity
Contact      Robert Smith
Ref No: 16/02574/FUL
Location:   105 Bishopthorpe Road York YO23 1NY
Proposal:   Change of use of part of dwelling (use class C3) to a mixed use comprising dwelling and children’s day nursery
Applicant:  Mrs McNichol
Contact      Mr John Howlett
Ref No: 16/02425/LBC
Location:   Trinity Services (Uk) Ltd 112 Micklegate York YO1 6JX
Proposal:   Repair and repaint shop front and front elevation, alterations to existing non illuminated hanging sign, and display of vinyl lettering in shop window (retrospective)
Applicant:  Mr Hugo Hildyard
Ref No: 16/02111/FUL
Location:   Walker Nicholas Architects Ltd 42 Oxford Street York YO24 4AW
Proposal:   Extension to existing building to create additional office accommodation on first and second floors above rear ground floor parking area, including demolition of existing garage
Applicant:  Walker Nicholas Architects Ltd

#Micklegate Post Office will close temporarily

Micklegate Post Office

Back in 2007/8 Green activists have been out knocking on doors, helping to collect signatures calling for action to keep Micklegate Post Office open.

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.”

Recycling collection day changes 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 letrecyclingter 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  with ‘waste changes’ in the subject or call 01904 551551.

Further information on

–          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.

Next #Micklegate Resident Meeting/ Ward Committee

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 in #Micklegate Scarcroft Green and Neighbourhood Streets on March 5th: 1-3pm

spring-clean-1The 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

Public Meeting about Clifford’s Tower 10th March 1pm on the Eye of #York


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:-

Cllr L Kramm