Councillor Keith Aspden

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Disappointment Over Harlington House Planning Decision

by Keith Aspden on 20 October, 2010

The East Area Planning Committee met last week to discuss the application to build a seven bedroom ancillary building on land to the rear of Harlington House. Permission had already been granted to convert the Harlington House building itself to a care home. The proposal was a revised plan, following the rejection of a previous […]

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The Effect of Multiple Occupancy Houses

by Keith Aspden on 24 August, 2010

One of the biggest issues raised with me during the recent survey I have been carrying out has been the number of multiple occupancy houses in the ward and the effect they can have on the local area. Shortly before the general election previous Government introduced planning controls on houses of multiple occupancy (HMOs) and […]

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University Sports Centre Stays Open

by Keith Aspden on 16 August, 2010

I am pleased to announce that York Councillors have decided to keep the University Sports Centre open for another six years. This compromise will come as great news to students and the many other groups who use the facility regularly, such as Fulford School, local teams and community groups. The centre is located at the […]

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Planning: Giving Power Back

by Keith Aspden on 8 July, 2010

Local people have welcomed plans by the new coalition government to return decision-making powers on housing and planning to local councils. City of York Council is currently in the process of creating its Local Development Framework, which will guide planning in the city for the next 30 years. Under the current system this must fit […]

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Harlington House Decision Welcomed

by Keith Aspden on 14 June, 2010

The East Area Planning Committee met on Thursday to consider the two Harlington House planning applications. The first application was for a change of use from a business to care home premises. The second application was for an additional building to the rear of Harlington House. The members of the committee narrowly approved the first […]

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Care Home Plans Raise Objections From Local Residents

by Keith Aspden on 18 March, 2010

Plans to construct a residential care home in the place of a business property in the heart of Fulford’s conservation area have drawn objections from local residents who are concerned about the overdevelopment of the area. A planning application has been submitted seeking approval to construct the two story building to the rear of Harlington […]

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Main Street Housing Development Plans Withdrawn

by Keith Aspden on 9 October, 2009

A few weeks ago I wrote to City of York Council Planning Officers to express concerns raised by local residents about plans to build 3 new detached houses in gardens to the rear of 34 Main Street, Fulford. (Read the original story here) I am pleased to report that, following the objections, the planning application […]

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by Keith Aspden on 30 July, 2009

Dobbies Garden Centres have withdrawn their appeal against the refusal of planning permission for a new garden centre on green belt land in Fulford.  Dobbies were contesting the refusal of planning permission for a garden centre on land lying to the southeast of York Designer Outlet in Fulford, but in a letter from the Planning […]

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The Council’s Executive have approved the submission of the 7 most popular proposals received under the Sustainable Communities Act. These proposals will now go to the Local Government Association who will collect submissions from local authorities and choose those to be sent to the government.  The 7 proposals to go forward from York are: 1. […]

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by Keith Aspden on 13 July, 2009

As promised in the latest edition of Focus I have added a page with more information on the suggestions made as part of the Sustainable Communities Act consultation. Click here to visit the page or select the link on the left.

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