City of York Council - Draft Local Plan

  • The City of York Council has recently submitted its new draft Local Plan for consultation
  • All residents are invited to respond with comments before 12th September
  • The Parish Council has considered the new draft Local Plan in the light of the Copmanthorpe Neighbourhood Plan which is based on the views, needs and concerns of Copmanthorpe residents and has made the following response to City of York Council:
  • “Copmanthorpe Parish Council welcomes and supports the latest City of York Council Draft Local Plan in its exclusion of all of the land to the west of the village for development and in declaring this land to be Green Belt.


    The Parish Council supports the inclusion of the (Old) Moor Lane and Tadcaster Road Link sites for development but strongly objects to the housing density quoted that would lead to more than 250 new houses being built.  This number is far in excess of the maximum judged to be acceptable by residents of Copmanthorpe and would overwhelm village amenities, the school and medical facilities and the drainage and fresh water systems (already at or above capacity) and would therefore be unsustainable.  In addition, the impact of nearly 500 additional daily vehicle journeys would put unsupportable pressure on the roads in, out and through the village.


    The Parish Council notes the inclusion of the Manor Farm site, in the heart of the village, for development and is prepared to accept this inclusion as small scale development of five units or less which can be satisfactorily integrated into the existing built-up area of the village (as set out in the Copmanthorpe Neighbourhood Plan).


    The Parish Council is disappointed to note that there is no mention of the provision of land for employment uses within the Parish and, since such is included in the Neighbourhood Plan, the Parish Council is concerned that such development, as proposed on New Moor Lane, could be prevented under the draft Local Plan.


    The Parish Council is also disappointed to note that there is no provision made for the desperately needed playing fields, recreational open space, children’s play areas and, potentially, additional allotments that could, again, now be prevented under the draft Local Plan.


    The Parish Council also strongly objects to the entirely misleading inclusion of mention of “233 objections (879 signatures on petition)” under the dialogue for site H29 – Land at Moor Lane Copmanthorpe in the new draft Local Plan.  The objections mentioned here were actually in response to the entire previous Draft Local Plan proposals for Copmanthorpe, not to the specific development of the land on Old Moor Lane.  The inclusion under site H29 is entirely misleading and, if left unchanged, will certainly lead to objectors questioning the accuracy of the entire Local Plan document.”


Level Crossing Closure - Track Renewal

  • Copmanthorpe No. 2 foot crossing, close to Fletcher’s Croft, will be closed on the following dates and times to allow Network Rail to carry out urgent track renewal:
    • Saturday and Sunday 27th and 28th August - 21:00 to 10:00
    • Saturday and Sunday 3rd and 4th September - 21:00 to 10:00
    • Saturday and Sunday 10th and 11th September - 21:00 to 10:00
  • The contractors, Centurion Traffic Management, have apologised in advance for any inconvenience this may cause
  • For further information please contact Centurion on 0113 277 5360 (24hrs)


Speeding in Copmanthorpe!

  • Any resident wishing to make the authorities aware of a speeding problem in the village may like to download the ‘95 Alive’ form, please click here: speed_concern_report_form.pdf
  • At the moment it is not possible to complete this form on-line so it must be printed, completed and posted to the address on the form
  • It is the sending of these forms that is the best way of alerting the authorities to speeding issues in any particular location