When the Vangarde development gained planning permission there was a requirement to plant trees around the site.
Residents in New Earswick who live alongside Westfield Beck have had worries recently when water levels are high. Their concerns are that the water will overtop the sides of beck and reach the houses that are nearby.
Reports of speeding traffic have increased since the start of the pandemic on many of our roads.
We have been advised that the decision on the application for 300 houses on New Lane, Huntington will be announced “not later than the end of June”. The final decision will be made by the Government Cabinet Minister for Local Government, Michael Gove. FOCUS has reported the progress of the Local Plan which was submitted to the Government in May 2018.
Your Lib Dem Huntington and New Earswick Councillors continue to work for improvements to arrangements for supporters at matches at the Stadium and for residents inconvenienced by parking on their streets.
We urged that the Board agreed before covid should meet to look at what is happening. The Board has representatives from the Stadium management, FIRST buses and the Clubs. As a result of our requests the Board met this week and agreed a number of actions will be taken in the coming weeks. We will continue to monitor what is happening to ensure that the promised actions get the expected results.
Residents in New Earswick who live alongside Westfield Beck have had worries recently when water levels are high. Their concerns are that the water will overtop the sides of beck and reach the houses that are nearby. There is already a pump in place installed by Yorkshire Water which is supposed to be triggered by high water levels so the water is pumped away. However, it is unreliable and both residents and local councillors have had to ensure that Yorkshire Water come out quickly and get the pump going again. It would seem that the best solution would be to replace it rather than having to keep repairing it, so that is what we will be pressing for. Meanwhile, residents will still be keeping an eye on the situation and raising concerns when needed as an unreliable pump naturally causes anxiety. There are several pumps in the ward owned and maintained by Yorkshire Water and they will all need replacing before long. We hope that will happen sooner rather than later.
Residents of both Huntington and New Earswick will be well aware of the recent applications by building companies to build more houses on both sides of the ward. Each application is considered carefully by your local councillors and local people's views sought before any comments are made.
This January the Public Enquiry for the Barratt application to build 300 houses off New Lane took place. Your Lib Dem Councillors attended the Enquiry and Cllr Keith Orrell spoke for the great majority of people in our community in objection to the proposal.
The great majority of Huntington and New Earswick residents supported the building of the Community Stadium and hoped City and the Knights would do well. However, many people told us they were concerned about increased traffic and match day parking.
The pelican crossing on North Moor Road is being upgraded with the work starting on Monday 17th January.
This work will include :
- replacing the outdated traffic signals with new ones that will be more efficient and cheaper to run
- changing the current pedestrian crossing to puffin style crossing to improve the crossing for all people
- minor changes to tactile paving at site
- resurfacing of the footway in the location of the crossing
The work will normally be carried out from 9.00am to 4.00pm.
To enable the work to be carried out there will be temporary traffic controls at the junction of North Moor and North Moor Road.
Additionally there will be a controlled crossing for pedestrians to use to cross the road.
It will be necessary to close footpaths in the works area at certain times during the works and footpath diversion routes will be put in place.