Notices - recent
Update on the proposed new town development between Escrick & Stillingfleet
published on 19th Aug 2022
Neighbourhood Plan update - July 2022
published on 7th Jul 2022
The Escrick Neighbourhood Development Plan 2021 - 2035 has been examined by the Independent Examiner, Mr Patrick T Whitehead. The Examiner has recommended that, subject to a number of proposed modifications, the Escrick Neighbourhood Development Plan should proceed to referendum on the basis that it has met all the relevant legal requirements.
His report can be found here.
The proposed modifications are helpful and improve the clarity, consistency and usability of the Plan.
The next steps in our journey are shown below. We are at the end of Step 5.
Step 5: Independent Examination
- local planning authority sends Plan and representation to the independent examiner
- independent examiner undertakes examination
- independent examiner issues a report to the local planning authority and qualifying body
- local planning authority publishes report
- local planning authority considers report and reaches own view
- local planning authority takes the decision on whether to send the Plan to referendum
Steps 6 and 7: Referendum and bringing the neighbourhood plan or Order into force
- relevant council publishes information statement
- relevant council publishes notice of referendum/s
- polling takes place (in a business area an additional referendum is held)
- results declared
- should more than half of those voting vote in favour of the Neighbourhood Plan, the Plan comes into force as part of the statutory development plan for the area
See www.escrick.org/ndp for more details
Parish Magazine Update - May 2022
published on 30th Apr 2022
The following update appears in May 2022 Parish Magazine:
Escrick Parish Council Update
Bus stops: Installation of an additional streetlight opposite the Sang Thai to improve lighting for bus stop users is underway.
Highways: Most dropped kerbs have been installed, with just the junction of Carr Lane and Skipwith Road outstanding. The road markings for the village gateway are also outstanding. The highways authority are being regularly reminded about both.
Shop: A working group is continuing to develop proposals for a shop in the village.
Post office: Plans to pilot a mobile Post Office in the village hall once per week have been agreed, with the service expected to commence within a few months.
Black Bull public house: The Black Bull is currently for sale. The Parish Council has been approached by a resident encouraging the Council to consider facilitating the purchase of the Black Bull as a community asset. The Parish Council discussed the concept, and agreed that the most preferable outcome would be for an experienced landlord to acquire the pub and run it commercially. However, if a buyer is not forthcoming then the Parish Council should seek to initiate a community group to explore the designation as a community asset and purchase of the pub on behalf of the community. The Parish Council will approach the vendor to establish the status of the sale process, and if applicable call a community meeting to discuss further.
Grass cutting: The Parish Council arranges the grass cutting of the village green, playing fields, and verges within the 30/40mph areas of the village (other verges are cut by North Yorkshire County Council). These areas are cut approximately fortnightly from April to October by the Council’s contractor. Some residents cut the verges outside their own properties, for which the Council is very grateful. The Council has been asked to consider various changes to its cutting arrangements, including (i) not cutting grass until the end of May to promote wildflower growth; (ii) collecting grass cuttings to improve appearance; (iii) banning the contractors from using strimmers. The Council considered these suggestions but felt that current arrangements were appropriate. There is scope to look at more rewilding in future, and an indeed a new wildflower strip is currently being established on the village green.
Hedges and pavements: We are reaching the time of year where hedgerows grow again. The Highways Act 1980 creates a legal obligation for the owner or occupier of a property to ensure that the road and pavement adjacent to their property is not obstructed by vegetation from their property. Whilst we recognise that significant hedge cutting is best undertaken outside of the bird nesting season, it is not illegal to trim hedges at any time of the year, providing you do not disturb nesting birds. We would encourage residents to keep hedges adjacent to pavements and junctions trimmed so that they do not cause an obstruction. Complaints about hedges impeding roads or pavements can be raised with the highways authority on their website at https://myaccount.northyorks.gov.uk/vegetation
Playing fields: As the playing field is now being regularly used by a local under 9s football club, the Council has agreed to have the pitch rolled to improve the surface.
Planning - NDP: Consultation on Escrick’s Neighbourhood Development Plan concluded on 4th April and Selby District Council has appointed an independent examiner to review the plan. This is expected to take 2 – 3 weeks. Following the completion of the examination there will then be a public referendum for adoption of the plan.
Jubilee celebrations: Various activities are being coordinated by groups in the village for the Jubilee long-weekend, in addition to a Jubilee garden initiative. Details will be published directly by those organising these. The Parish Council has agreed to take on the lease for the land to be used for the Jubilee Garden, and has successfully obtained various grants on behalf of the volunteers. The Parish Council has agreed to hire portable toilets for the village green for the duration of the events.
Councillors: Cllrs Chamber, Cunningham, Hawes, Hopkinson and Rees have been nominated for May’s election, and will be elected uncontested as there are fewer candidates than vacancies. Cllrs Coulson, Reader and Rowson did not stand for re-election. There are now six vacancies for Parish Councillors. Anyone interested in the role should contact the clerk. I’d like to thank Lilian Coulson and John Reader who are also stepping down at this point. Since joining the Council in 2008 Lilian has brought a passion for planning, and for many years has chaired the Council’s Planning Working Group. In this role she has scrutinised and responded to hundreds of planning applications, plus other policy documents, with a professional rigor that is rare for Parish Councils. John has had several tenures as a Parish Councillor spanning three decades, and in recent years has been our Vice-Chairman. He’s not only brought great experience and local knowledge, but is invariably one of the first to volunteer when practical help is needed.
Parish Council meeting dates: Next meeting 9th May. All meetings at 7.30pm at Escrick and Deighton Club. Contact: Clerk (Sally Look), email@example.com, Chair (Richard Rowson), firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: escrick.org
From the chair: This is my final update for the Parish Magazine, as my tenure as a Parish Councillor comes to an end at the start of May. Chairing the Council has been a much more varied (and time consuming!) role than I expected, and a great lesson in the variety of different views and priorities held by different residents. A new chair will be elected at May’s meeting, and I wish them every success with the role. Thank you to everyone who has supported me during my tenure in the role. Richard Rowson
Amended date for Annual Meeting of the Parish Council
published on 26th Apr 2022
Please be advised that the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council will now be held on 16th May, not 9th as originally scheduled.
Neighbourhood Development Plan - examination update 22 Apr 2022
published on 22nd Apr 2022 (updated on 26th Apr 2022)
Following the submission of the Escrick Neighbourhood Plan for examination, the examiner has written to clarify several initial procedural matters, and provided an initial list of questions.
A copy of the letter has been attached to the Neighbourhood Development Plan page.
May 2022 Election - Persons Nominated
published on 6th Apr 2022
North Yorkshire County Council election
Please see attached Statement of Persons Nominated for the Division of Cawood and Escrick, for May's North Yorkshire County Council election.
Escrick Parish Council election
As there were fewer candidates than vacancies, candidates will be elected uncontested. Please see attached Notice of Uncontested Election.
published on 5th Apr 2022
The Escrick Parish Council website has been updated.
The Parish Council website now adopts the Government standards for design and accessibility of public authority websites. This helps ensure that website is accessible to as many people as possible, including those with visual impairments.
To simplify compliance with Government standards for public authority websites, a separate website of www.escrick.org.uk has been set-up to provide local information that is not directly related to the Parish Council. Any pages that were previously part of the Parish Council website that are not directly related to the Parish Council have been moved across.
If you were registered for email updates on the Parish Council website you will continue to receive these for updates on the Parish Council website. You will however need to register separately for any updates on the new www.escrick.org.uk website, by visiting the link on that site.
Parish Magazine April 2022
published on 2nd Apr 2022
The April edition of the Escrick Parish Magazine has been published online!
Here is the link: https://issuu.com/poppy.green309/.......online_v5
Parish Magazine Update - April 2022
published on 2nd Apr 2022
The following update appears in April 2022 Parish Magazine
Escrick Parish Council Update
Bus stops: We are waiting for City of York Council to confirm installation timescales for an additional streetlight opposite the Sang Thai to improve lighting on the way to, and at, the bus stops.
Highways: Dropped kerbs are in the process of being installed at many of the junctions in the village to aid wheelchair and pushchair users. A ‘village gateway’ is due to be installed on Skipwith Road at the entrance to the village from the south, as a speeding mitigation measure.
Shop: A working group is continuing to develop proposals for a shop in the village. Additionally, plans are at an advanced stage to pilot a mobile Post Office in the village.
Planning - NDP: Consultation on Escrick’s Neighbourhood Development Plan concludes on 4th April. Selby District Council will then appoint an independent examiner to review the plan. If that is successful, there will then be a public referendum for adoption of the plan.
Planning – Local Plan: The next stage of consultation on Selby District Council’s local plan has been deferred until the summer due to the elections in May. This stage of consultation is expected to include a recommendation as to whether or not to proceed with the proposed Heronby new settlement.
Planning – Conservation Area Review: Selby District Council’s ‘Conservation Area Review’ is expected to be approved in April. This proposes to withdraw the Permitted Development Rights of householders to alter, replace or remove, doors, windows, boundary walls and roofs for all properties within the Conservation Area.
Jubilee celebrations: Various activities are being coordinated by groups in the village for the Jubilee long-weekend, in addition to a Jubilee garden initiative. Details will be published directly by those organising these. The Parish Council has agreed to take on the lease for the land to be used for the Jubilee Garden, and to apply for various grants on behalf of the volunteers.
Council changes and elections: As residents may be aware, Central Government has decided that the current three-tier structure of County, District and Parish Councils is to be replaced with a new two-tier structure. There will be a new ‘North Yorkshire Council’, where Escrick will become part of a new ‘Cawood and Escrick’ division, and new Parish Councils will be elected with existing boundaries. Elections will be held in May for both the new unitary authority and Parish Council. There will then be a transition year whilst the new authority gets ready to take over from 1st April 2023. More: https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/new-council-and-devolution-north-yorkshire. Anyone wishing to stand as a Councillor for either authority must have their nominations submitted to Selby District Council by 5th April: https://www.selby.gov.uk/nycc2022
Parish Council meeting dates: 4th April and 9th May. All meetings at 7.30pm at Escrick and Deighton Club. Contact: Clerk (Sally Look), email@example.com, Chair (Richard Rowson), firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: escrick.org
North Yorkshire County Election and Parish Elections - Thursday 5 May 2022
published on 18th Mar 2022
From next year there will be a new single council in North Yorkshire, providing all the services you are used to receiving.
The new North Yorkshire Council will replace the seven district and borough councils as well as the county council on 1 April 2023.
In May this year you will be able to vote for one of 90 new councillors who will represent 89 new divisions. These councillors will serve for five years. For their first year they will represent the county council for its final year. They will then serve the new single council for its first four years.
Escrick will form part of the new 'Cawood and Escrick' division. (Details of the new divisions can be viewed on an interactive map alongside current district wards and parish boundaries).
The election will take place on Thursday 5 May 2022, click here to find out more.
As part of the Structural Change Order to create the new Council, the term of office of all current Parish Councillors will end on the fourth day after the ordinary day of elections in 2022.
Elections for new Parish Councillors will be held on 5 May 2022, who will serve a term until 2027. Please see Notice of Election for more details, or the dedicated page on Selby District Council website.
Candidates who wish to stand for election need to ensure that their nominations are delivered by 4pm on Tuesday 5 April 2022.