Selby paving scheme shelved following public opposition

York Press: Finkle Street, Selby Finkle Street, Selby

PLANS to remove historic stones from a street in Selby have been shelved by the council.

North Yorkshire County Council planned to replace the tegula block paving in Finkle Street with a coloured asphalt, but this week announced the plans would not go ahead, following public opposition to the scheme.

Councillor Steve Shaw-Wright was among the opponents of the plans who wrote to North Yorkshire County Council, and said he believed that if the plans were for any other town in North Yorkshire, for example Northallerton or Whitby, they would not be considered.

In a letter, Coun Shaw-Wright said: "This is a conservation area and anything other than something similar to the existing block paving is not acceptable. We doubt you would propose this surface for The Shambles in York. Whilst we understand that time and budget are important, it is also just as important that this road preserves its character and this cannot be achieved with coloured asphalt.

"The main reason that we are opposed to this plan is because it is not in keeping with the character of the street. You refer to the existing 'failed' tegula paved carriageway but there are only a few failed areas where the road has subsided – without damage to the actual tegula blocks which could be relaid."

In a reply to Coun Shaw-Wright, the Highways and Transportation department responsible said: "I will now be requesting that our designers, Jacobs, prepare a design and estimate for the option to relay the existing tegula block paving in the carriageway after providing a substantial foundation."

Coun Shaw-Wright said the decision was "a small victory for common sense".

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5:49pm Sun 16 Mar 14

Thislittleold market town says...

Sadly York council lack any form of common sense
Sadly York council lack any form of common sense Thislittleold market town
  • Score: -12

7:35pm Sun 16 Mar 14

Igiveinthen says...

Thislittleold market town wrote:
Sadly York council lack any form of common sense
Obviously the truth hurts, hence negative scores!
[quote][p][bold]Thislittleold market town[/bold] wrote: Sadly York council lack any form of common sense[/p][/quote]Obviously the truth hurts, hence negative scores! Igiveinthen
  • Score: -13

7:42pm Sun 16 Mar 14

eeoodares says...

What the hell are they thinking about? Why is Selby council listening to their voters? This could lead to democracy!!!!
What the hell are they thinking about? Why is Selby council listening to their voters? This could lead to democracy!!!! eeoodares
  • Score: -4

7:50pm Sun 16 Mar 14

jay, york says...

Thislittleold market town wrote:
Sadly York council lack any form of common sense
and they will not listen to anyone who does not agree with what they want to do!
[quote][p][bold]Thislittleold market town[/bold] wrote: Sadly York council lack any form of common sense[/p][/quote]and they will not listen to anyone who does not agree with what they want to do! jay, york
  • Score: 6

8:13pm Sun 16 Mar 14

baldiebiker says...

"Historic stones"? how long have they been there, 10 years maybe a bit longer? the ones on Millgate are historic and not moving.
"Historic stones"? how long have they been there, 10 years maybe a bit longer? the ones on Millgate are historic and not moving. baldiebiker
  • Score: 12

9:19am Mon 17 Mar 14

Woody G Mellor says...

Igiveinthen wrote:
Thislittleold market town wrote:
Sadly York council lack any form of common sense
Obviously the truth hurts, hence negative scores!
The scores are being altered by the usual sad git. I so look forward to the day he is prosecuted, named and shamed.
[quote][p][bold]Igiveinthen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thislittleold market town[/bold] wrote: Sadly York council lack any form of common sense[/p][/quote]Obviously the truth hurts, hence negative scores![/p][/quote]The scores are being altered by the usual sad git. I so look forward to the day he is prosecuted, named and shamed. Woody G Mellor
  • Score: -18

9:26am Mon 17 Mar 14

A19A64 says...

It would be an improvement if the `Access only` status of the street was enforced, so it wasn`t used as a short cut to Millgate.
It would be an improvement if the `Access only` status of the street was enforced, so it wasn`t used as a short cut to Millgate. A19A64
  • Score: 4

9:35am Mon 17 Mar 14

Pete the Brickie says...

Just wait until the quotes come in from Jacobs to re-lay them instead of the proposed asphalt, the objections from Mr Shaw Wright will suddenly stop.
Just wait until the quotes come in from Jacobs to re-lay them instead of the proposed asphalt, the objections from Mr Shaw Wright will suddenly stop. Pete the Brickie
  • Score: 2

12:52pm Mon 17 Mar 14

Rantin Reg says...

Finkle Street is clearly sign posted as an access only street, yet most of the time it is like the M62 in traffic volume. If law enforcement did their job and fined those who contravene the traffic laws the cobbles would not need maintenance or replacement.
Finkle Street is clearly sign posted as an access only street, yet most of the time it is like the M62 in traffic volume. If law enforcement did their job and fined those who contravene the traffic laws the cobbles would not need maintenance or replacement. Rantin Reg
  • Score: 5

5:04pm Mon 17 Mar 14

Garrowby Turnoff says...

Woody G Mellor wrote:
Igiveinthen wrote:
Thislittleold market town wrote:
Sadly York council lack any form of common sense
Obviously the truth hurts, hence negative scores!
The scores are being altered by the usual sad git. I so look forward to the day he is prosecuted, named and shamed.
Didn't the Russians make use of this guy in the Crimean elections yesterday?
[quote][p][bold]Woody G Mellor[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Igiveinthen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thislittleold market town[/bold] wrote: Sadly York council lack any form of common sense[/p][/quote]Obviously the truth hurts, hence negative scores![/p][/quote]The scores are being altered by the usual sad git. I so look forward to the day he is prosecuted, named and shamed.[/p][/quote]Didn't the Russians make use of this guy in the Crimean elections yesterday? Garrowby Turnoff
  • Score: 3

6:14pm Mon 17 Mar 14

bloodaxe says...

Thislittleold market town wrote:
Sadly York council lack any form of common sense
No doubt, however this is nothing to do with them. Full marks for a brave effort on your part though.
[quote][p][bold]Thislittleold market town[/bold] wrote: Sadly York council lack any form of common sense[/p][/quote]No doubt, however this is nothing to do with them. Full marks for a brave effort on your part though. bloodaxe
  • Score: 0

6:17pm Mon 17 Mar 14

bloodaxe says...

Woody G Mellor wrote:
Igiveinthen wrote:
Thislittleold market town wrote:
Sadly York council lack any form of common sense
Obviously the truth hurts, hence negative scores!
The scores are being altered by the usual sad git. I so look forward to the day he is prosecuted, named and shamed.
I'm never sure why there are scores anyway. People have their opinion and that's that. Who cares whether all, none or some people approve. It isn't a popularity contest but an opinion slot. If the scores can be so easily manipulated then the time has come to ditch them.
[quote][p][bold]Woody G Mellor[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Igiveinthen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thislittleold market town[/bold] wrote: Sadly York council lack any form of common sense[/p][/quote]Obviously the truth hurts, hence negative scores![/p][/quote]The scores are being altered by the usual sad git. I so look forward to the day he is prosecuted, named and shamed.[/p][/quote]I'm never sure why there are scores anyway. People have their opinion and that's that. Who cares whether all, none or some people approve. It isn't a popularity contest but an opinion slot. If the scores can be so easily manipulated then the time has come to ditch them. bloodaxe
  • Score: 2

3:09am Tue 18 Mar 14

Magicman! says...

Rantin Reg wrote:
Finkle Street is clearly sign posted as an access only street, yet most of the time it is like the M62 in traffic volume. If law enforcement did their job and fined those who contravene the traffic laws the cobbles would not need maintenance or replacement.
York put in ANPR cameras to enforce the law on a street that was pretty much the same, Coppergate.
[quote][p][bold]Rantin Reg[/bold] wrote: Finkle Street is clearly sign posted as an access only street, yet most of the time it is like the M62 in traffic volume. If law enforcement did their job and fined those who contravene the traffic laws the cobbles would not need maintenance or replacement.[/p][/quote]York put in ANPR cameras to enforce the law on a street that was pretty much the same, Coppergate. Magicman!
  • Score: 0

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