Feedback & Comments welcome on parking arrangements in #Micklegate

I am speaking to the Executive Member for Planning and Transport tomorrow in his decision session regarding the annual parking review. If you have any comments regarding the schemes in Micklegate please let me know tonight at the resident meeting, by email or leave a comment below.

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Scarborough Bridge consultation #York #Micklegate

TO HELP provide better accessibility, connectivity and more capacity, City of York Council is consulting with residents, commuters and visitors on the construction of a new shared use bridge over the River Ouse.

The new bridge will replace the current crossing adjacent to Scarborough Bridge, providing a much wider and accessible facility. The current narrow crossing is used by over 2,600 pedestrians and 600 cyclists on average each day. This is despite it having steep steps and being inaccessible for people with mobility issues.Bridge proposal

The new bridge will be suitable for pedestrians, cyclists, pushchairs, wheelchairs and those with mobility issues. It will include ramps, as well as stepped access so that a wider range of users are catered for. Furthermore, the new bridge will be accessible during flood events, which the current footbridge is not.

This new bridge will provide a traffic-free, scenic and direct link for residents, commuters and tourists, on foot or bike, between York station, the city centre and residential suburbs located on the opposite side of the river.

This will also improve the connectivity of the National Cycle Network (routes 65 and 658) as well as providing an improved traffic-free route to the York Central site to the west of the station.

People will be able to view the plans and discuss this proposal with the project manager at an exhibition in the York Train Station foyer from 1pm – 6pm on Wednesday 12 July, and 8am – 1pm on Thursday 13 July.

Have your say by sending your comments to scarboroughbridge@york.gov.uk or post to: Scarborough Bridge Consultation, City of York Council, Transport Projects, Eco Depot, Hazel Court, York YO10 3DS.

The council, in partnership with West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s CityConnect programme and Network Rail are undertaking the consultation. All feedback will be carefully considered and included in a report to the executive member for transport and planning for a decision on how to proceed later in the summer.

For more information visit www.york.gov.uk/scarboroughbridge

 

#MICKLEGATE WEEKLY LIST OF PLANNING APPLICATIONS received between 30th May– 9th June2017

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: 17/01007/LBC
Location:       Newington Hotel 147 Mount Vale York YO24 1DJ
Proposal:       Erection of four storey dwelling in lieu of three storey dwelling approved under ref: 16/00834/LBC
Applicant:      Mr John Reeves
Consultation Expiry Date        28 June 2017
Case Officer:   Hannah Blackburn

Ref No: 17/01154/FUL
Location:       48 Bishopthorpe Road York YO23 1JL
Proposal:       Dormer window to front following removal of existing front dormer
Applicant:      Mrs Elizabeth Musk
Consultation Expiry Date        26 June 2017
Case Officer:   David Johnson

Ref No: 17/01138/FUL
Location:       43 East Mount Road York YO24 1BD
Proposal:       Single storey rear extension with balcony above
Applicant:      Ms Linda Kilburn Clarke
Consultation Expiry Date        26 June 2017
Case Officer:   Elizabeth Potter

Ref No: 17/01205/FUL
Location:       36 Scarcroft Road York YO23 1NF
Proposal:       Single storey rear extension following demolition of an existing outbuilding
Applicant:      Mrs Janet Taylor
Consultation Expiry Date        26 June 2017
Case Officer:   Elizabeth Potter

Ref No: 17/01210/FUL
Location:       9 Finsbury Avenue York YO23 1LW
Proposal:       Part two storey part single storey rear and single storey side extensions, roof extension with rear dormer
Applicant:      Mr S Jackson
Consultation Expiry Date        26 June 2017
Case Officer:   Alison Stockdale

Ref No: 17/01211/FUL
Location:       1 St Aubyns Place York YO24 1EQ
Proposal:       Single storey side extension
Applicant:      Mr Peter Wheatcroft
Consultation Expiry Date        26 June 2017
Case Officer:   Elizabeth Potter

Ref No: 17/01226/ADV
Location:       Brewdog 130 – 134 Micklegate York YO1 6JX
Proposal:       Display of 1no. externally illuminated fascia sign and 1no. internally illuminated hanging sign
Applicant:      Brewdog Bars Ltd
Consultation Expiry Date        26 June 2017
Case Officer:   Erik Matthews

Ref No: 17/01227/LBC
Location:       Brewdog 130 – 134 Micklegate York YO1 6JX
Proposal:       External alterations to shopfront with display of externally illuminated fascia sign and internally illuminated hanging sign
Applicant:      Brewdog Bars Ltd
Consultation Expiry Date        28 June 2017
Case Officer:   Erik Matthews

Ref No: 17/01264/TCA
Location:       Premier Inn 28 – 40 Blossom Street York YO24 1AJ
Proposal:       Fell Ash tree in a Conservation Area.
Applicant:      Ms Joanne Hearn
Consultation Expiry Date        26 June 2017
Case Officer:   Esther Priestley        Expected Decision Level

Ref No: 17/01232/LBC
Location:       Inner Concourse Railway Station  Station Road York YO24 1AY
Proposal:       Internal and external works including internal fit out of vacant unit, replacement poster signs, display of vinyl graphics and alterations to entrance door
Applicant:      Ms Helen Fletcher
Consultation Expiry Date        28 June 2017
Case Officer:   David Johnson

Ref No: 17/01233/ADV
Location:       Inner Concourse Railway Station  Station Road York YO24 1AY
Proposal:       Display of 2no. replacement non-illuminated poster signs and vinyl graphics to existing window and new glazed entrance door and fanlight
Applicant:      Ms Helen Fletcher
Consultation Expiry Date        28 June 2017
Case Officer:   David Johnson

Ref No: 17/01273/FUL
Location:       48 Scarcroft Hill York YO24 1DE
Proposal:       Single storey rear extension and new window openings to existing rear offshoot
Applicant:      Mrs Melanie Jones
Consultation Expiry Date        3 July 2017
Case Officer:   Sandra Duffill

Event: Everything is possible: The #York Suffragettes @YorkTheatre

It is 1913. Women across the country, outraged by inequality and prejudice are beginning to rise up and demand change. In York, a revolution is about to take place as an ordinary Heworth housewife risks her life and her family to join the fight. And she’s not alone. Across the city, women run safe-houses, organise meetings, smash windows and fire-bomb pillar boxes. It’s dangerous, it’s exhilarating, it’s groundbreaking and in 2017 the amazing story of York’s suffragettes will be told for the first time.

Everything is Possible is York Theatre Royal and Pilot Theatre’s latest large-scale community production. The play will be performed on a spectacular scale with a cast of around 150.
The performance will start outdoors at the York Minster Piazza at 7.15pm before moving onto the stage at York Theatre Royal. Join us as we raise the purple, green and white flags and cry “Votes for Women!” Please note, only the evening performances will be starting outside.

Tuesday 20 June 2017 – Saturday 1 July 2017
Time: 7.30pm also 2pm Saturday matinee
Venue: York Theatre Royal

#Micklegate by-election 2017 retains status quo

Micklegate Byelection result

The elections are over for the time being and the Green4Micklegate Team would like to express heartfelt thanks to all voters, supporters and volunteers who have helped us during this long election campaign in Micklegate. We have fought a serious campaign in Micklegate and have done remarkably well given the squeeze in minor party votes that we have seen in the general election which has also had a knock-on effect in the by-election.

Firstly, I would like to give credit where credit is due. Congratulations to Cllr Jonny Crawshaw to his successful election campaign. It seems that Micklegate stays the rainbow ward with cross-representation. I am looking forward to work with Johnny and hope we can maintain working in the ward above party lines in the interest of the residents of Micklegate.

A particular thanks to our candidate: Rosie Baker. Rosie joint the Green4Micklegate team just after moving to Clementhorpe and hit the ground running. She has worked tirelessly in the campaign and secured our place as the main challenger to the Labour Party in the ward. I am very glad, that she already committed to stay involved in the Green ward team and support me in the ward work.Turnout2017

Very positive was the increased turn-out in the election with more residents involved in this election than last time. I hope all residents stay involved and actively participate in our ward committees, surgeries and consultations.

We cannot pretend that this election night has been a good night for the Greens or for Green policies, but that simply means that we will all have to continue to work hard for the things that are so important to us in Micklegate, York and the UK.

Cllr Lars Kramm

#York Let’s change the voting system to Proportional Representation – #Pledge4PR!

Let’s Make Votes Matter!

A General Election has been called for 8th June. We need to make this the last one held under our broken voting system! York Green Party decided no to file a candidate in York Central this election. Unfortunately a tactical decision forced under the current unfair first past the post system. On June 8th York Green Party is still going to be vigorously campaigning to win two council seats in the Micklegate and Hull Rd by-elections, where we are the main challenger to Labour. We will also be contesting the York Outer seat after it has become clear that neither the Lib Dem nor Labour Parties were willing to form some sort of alliance with paired standing down to increase the chances of defeating the current Tory MP.

However, following extensive discussion and consideration of the situation in York Central constituency through two members meetings we have decided to withdraw the Green candidate nomination in order to play our part in securing progressive MPs in Parliament.

We know this will disappoint some of our supporters (and please others), but we feel that in the local circumstances this is the right course of action this time to minimise the risk of contributing towards victory for a Conservative candidate. We will use this action to highlight the need for a proportional voting system, as used in more progressive institutions such as the Scottish and Welsh Parliaments, the London Assembly etc and many other countries.

Andy D’Agorne said “We will still be actively involved in debating the issues such as the crisis in our health and social care, local threats to health and environment such as traffic pollution, fracking and the damaging consequences of this government’s policies. Increasing our council seats from 4 to 6 will make us far more effective as a force for change within York, working where we can in partnership with other parties, businesses and community organisations.”

BUT, we need to fix the system!

 

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