Huntington Road to shut for 11 days near to the former Sessions printworks

York Press: Major York road to shut for 11 days Major York road to shut for 11 days

A MAJOR York road is to close for 11 days to pave the way for a massive new housing scheme.

Huntington Road, near to the former Sessions printworks - soon to become the Royal Forest development - is scheduled to shut next Monday and remain closed until April 17.

Kerry Tinker, of Darwin Close, Huntington, complained in a letter to The Press that this would cause inconvenience, including the loss of the Number 5 and 13 bus service. "Public transport is vital for many to get to work, school and other amenities," she said.

City of York Council said the number 5 and number 13 buses would be diverted, with the likely diversion route likely to be along Haxby Road, past the Nestle factory and Yearsely Pool.

A Ben Bailey Homes spokeswoman said that in order to make a foul water sewer connection, install new services and create a new road entrance into Royal Forest, it would be necessary to close part of Huntington Road.

“We will endeavour to keep access open for the residents throughout the duration of these works, and access to and from Alexander Avenue will be maintained at all times," she added.

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9:31am Thu 3 Apr 14

maxie100 says...

Correct me if I am worng but isnt it school holidays,so the comment about making it difficult to get to schools doesnt apply.I live in Huntington,and yes it will be slightly inconvenient,but its only a short stretch of road and it is easy to divert round it,and bus stops on the diverted route are not too far away.With all the problems in the world today,is this really a big deal.
Correct me if I am worng but isnt it school holidays,so the comment about making it difficult to get to schools doesnt apply.I live in Huntington,and yes it will be slightly inconvenient,but its only a short stretch of road and it is easy to divert round it,and bus stops on the diverted route are not too far away.With all the problems in the world today,is this really a big deal. maxie100
  • Score: 40

9:37am Thu 3 Apr 14

roskoboskovic says...

yes it it a big deal because ycc don t give a toss about residents in their rush to approve more housing and rake in the council tax.
yes it it a big deal because ycc don t give a toss about residents in their rush to approve more housing and rake in the council tax. roskoboskovic
  • Score: -24

9:46am Thu 3 Apr 14

maxie100 says...

My comments were regarding the road closure and nothing to do with the council or the housing developments.
My comments were regarding the road closure and nothing to do with the council or the housing developments. maxie100
  • Score: 30

10:04am Thu 3 Apr 14

yorkandproud says...

roskoboskovic wrote:
yes it it a big deal because ycc don t give a toss about residents in their rush to approve more housing and rake in the council tax.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but this sounds a bit NIMBY roskoboskovic.
[quote][p][bold]roskoboskovic[/bold] wrote: yes it it a big deal because ycc don t give a toss about residents in their rush to approve more housing and rake in the council tax.[/p][/quote]Correct me if I'm wrong, but this sounds a bit NIMBY roskoboskovic. yorkandproud
  • Score: 31

10:26am Thu 3 Apr 14

sniper 9964 says...

How many ' student" accommodation will be built !!!
How many ' student" accommodation will be built !!! sniper 9964
  • Score: -19

11:34am Thu 3 Apr 14

JHardacre says...

roskoboskovic wrote:
yes it it a big deal because ycc don t give a toss about residents in their rush to approve more housing and rake in the council tax.
..and you don't give a toss about proper punctuation. But hey! each to his own. At least you used the correct version of 'their'.

BTW it's CYC that is the usual abbreviation for the council name not ycc.
[quote][p][bold]roskoboskovic[/bold] wrote: yes it it a big deal because ycc don t give a toss about residents in their rush to approve more housing and rake in the council tax.[/p][/quote]..and you don't give a toss about proper punctuation. But hey! each to his own. At least you used the correct version of 'their'. BTW it's CYC that is the usual abbreviation for the council name not ycc. JHardacre
  • Score: -2

12:03pm Thu 3 Apr 14

maxie100 says...

Student accomodation?Do you live in Huntington,there are no student accomadotion being built,just houses.
Student accomodation?Do you live in Huntington,there are no student accomadotion being built,just houses. maxie100
  • Score: 10

1:19pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Halifaxbomber says...

roskoboskovic wrote:
yes it it a big deal because ycc don t give a toss about residents in their rush to approve more housing and rake in the council tax.
Whats this got to do with the council, private brownfield site sold off for private housing, go and complain to the builders.
[quote][p][bold]roskoboskovic[/bold] wrote: yes it it a big deal because ycc don t give a toss about residents in their rush to approve more housing and rake in the council tax.[/p][/quote]Whats this got to do with the council, private brownfield site sold off for private housing, go and complain to the builders. Halifaxbomber
  • Score: 11

1:41pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Dave Ruddock says...

Halifaxbomber - like the name (anything to do with local area and Bombers
Halifaxbomber - like the name (anything to do with local area and Bombers Dave Ruddock
  • Score: -1

3:20pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Daisy75 says...

This doesn't particularly inconvenience me much- I use the road often but can go around. However, whilst I appreciate they are doing it on school holidays and there is an alternate route, 11 days seems an awfully long time to give them. I would have more understanding of the decision if it wasn't on the back of allowing concurrent roadworks on this road and Haxby Road at the same point on each road a couple of weeks ago. Daft previous decisions impact people's trust that subsequent decisions are appropriate.
This doesn't particularly inconvenience me much- I use the road often but can go around. However, whilst I appreciate they are doing it on school holidays and there is an alternate route, 11 days seems an awfully long time to give them. I would have more understanding of the decision if it wasn't on the back of allowing concurrent roadworks on this road and Haxby Road at the same point on each road a couple of weeks ago. Daft previous decisions impact people's trust that subsequent decisions are appropriate. Daisy75
  • Score: 3

5:02pm Thu 3 Apr 14

meme says...

Yeah....... let's not build anything because of a few days inconvenience.
Lets keep a housing shortage because busses will not run on one route for a few days
Lets see house prices spiral out of control
sometimes I want to weep!
Yeah....... let's not build anything because of a few days inconvenience. Lets keep a housing shortage because busses will not run on one route for a few days Lets see house prices spiral out of control sometimes I want to weep! meme
  • Score: 0

6:08pm Thu 3 Apr 14

pjfair says...

JHardacre wrote:
roskoboskovic wrote:
yes it it a big deal because ycc don t give a toss about residents in their rush to approve more housing and rake in the council tax.
..and you don't give a toss about proper punctuation. But hey! each to his own. At least you used the correct version of 'their'.

BTW it's CYC that is the usual abbreviation for the council name not ycc.
How big of you to criticise the punctuation, this road closure clearly doesn't affect you but clearly does affect others so why not but out and get on with your own issues. Consider the fact that some of the residents it may affect may well be disabled public transport users so to say it's not a problem is inconsiderate. These works obviously need to be done but everything possible should be done to minimise disruption to all.
[quote][p][bold]JHardacre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]roskoboskovic[/bold] wrote: yes it it a big deal because ycc don t give a toss about residents in their rush to approve more housing and rake in the council tax.[/p][/quote]..and you don't give a toss about proper punctuation. But hey! each to his own. At least you used the correct version of 'their'. BTW it's CYC that is the usual abbreviation for the council name not ycc.[/p][/quote]How big of you to criticise the punctuation, this road closure clearly doesn't affect you but clearly does affect others so why not but out and get on with your own issues. Consider the fact that some of the residents it may affect may well be disabled public transport users so to say it's not a problem is inconsiderate. These works obviously need to be done but everything possible should be done to minimise disruption to all. pjfair
  • Score: 1

7:03pm Thu 3 Apr 14

anth!! says...

sniper 9964 wrote:
How many ' student" accommodation will be built !!!
Students, yawn yawn yawn.
[quote][p][bold]sniper 9964[/bold] wrote: How many ' student" accommodation will be built !!![/p][/quote]Students, yawn yawn yawn. anth!!
  • Score: 0

2:37am Fri 4 Apr 14

Magicman! says...

maxie100 wrote:
Correct me if I am worng but isnt it school holidays,so the comment about making it difficult to get to schools doesnt apply.I live in Huntington,and yes it will be slightly inconvenient,but its only a short stretch of road and it is easy to divert round it,and bus stops on the diverted route are not too far away.With all the problems in the world today,is this really a big deal.
Huntington does have a lot of people with limited mobility who rely on the bus. Although I am not one of those people, the buses should try and serve as much of the area as is possible. Route 5 is split between the 5 and 5A due to the direction the buses go around Acomb - so why not split the diversion of these buses through Huntington in the same manner?
Have route 5 go from Nestle straight along Haxby Road and the New Earswick Link Road to regain normal route, and have route 5A go from Nestle along Hayleys Terrace and Huntington Road (Yearsley bridge) as normal, but then use Byland Avenue, Monkton Road, Elmfield Avenue, Malton Road and New Lane to get to Huntington WMC. In this way it would only be between Bellfarm and Whitestone Drive (Sessions) bus stops that have no bus at all during the road closure - the other stops between Huntington WMC and Nestle would have a reduced service of only 2 buses per hour instead of 4, but it's still better than 0 buses per hour instead of 4! And the 5A has a waiting time at Station Rise of about 8 minutes, after arriving from Strensall, and that covers the extra time taken using the diversion route (especially if bus stops away from the normal route are not honoured and the bus runs non-stop).

The road outside Huntington School was resurfaced just over 4 years ago, and the road was closed then for 2 weeks - buses diverted via Byland Avenue and New Lane.
[quote][p][bold]maxie100[/bold] wrote: Correct me if I am worng but isnt it school holidays,so the comment about making it difficult to get to schools doesnt apply.I live in Huntington,and yes it will be slightly inconvenient,but its only a short stretch of road and it is easy to divert round it,and bus stops on the diverted route are not too far away.With all the problems in the world today,is this really a big deal.[/p][/quote]Huntington does have a lot of people with limited mobility who rely on the bus. Although I am not one of those people, the buses should try and serve as much of the area as is possible. Route 5 is split between the 5 and 5A due to the direction the buses go around Acomb - so why not split the diversion of these buses through Huntington in the same manner? Have route 5 go from Nestle straight along Haxby Road and the New Earswick Link Road to regain normal route, and have route 5A go from Nestle along Hayleys Terrace and Huntington Road (Yearsley bridge) as normal, but then use Byland Avenue, Monkton Road, Elmfield Avenue, Malton Road and New Lane to get to Huntington WMC. In this way it would only be between Bellfarm and Whitestone Drive (Sessions) bus stops that have no bus at all during the road closure - the other stops between Huntington WMC and Nestle would have a reduced service of only 2 buses per hour instead of 4, but it's still better than 0 buses per hour instead of 4! And the 5A has a waiting time at Station Rise of about 8 minutes, after arriving from Strensall, and that covers the extra time taken using the diversion route (especially if bus stops away from the normal route are not honoured and the bus runs non-stop). The road outside Huntington School was resurfaced just over 4 years ago, and the road was closed then for 2 weeks - buses diverted via Byland Avenue and New Lane. Magicman!
  • Score: 1

8:59am Fri 4 Apr 14

gerry1962 says...

YP - where's Yearsely Road?
YP - where's Yearsely Road? gerry1962
  • Score: 0

11:42am Fri 4 Apr 14

Halifaxbomber says...

Dave Ruddock wrote:
Halifaxbomber - like the name (anything to do with local area and Bombers
A big fan of WW2 and local airfield history :o)
[quote][p][bold]Dave Ruddock[/bold] wrote: Halifaxbomber - like the name (anything to do with local area and Bombers[/p][/quote]A big fan of WW2 and local airfield history :o) Halifaxbomber
  • Score: 1

12:24pm Fri 4 Apr 14

MarkyMarkMark says...

Major road? I hardly think so. York doesn't have major roads, it has minor roads which are used by lots of cars etc..
Major road? I hardly think so. York doesn't have major roads, it has minor roads which are used by lots of cars etc.. MarkyMarkMark
  • Score: 0

12:54pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Sign 'O' The Times says...

Magicman! wrote:
maxie100 wrote:
Correct me if I am worng but isnt it school holidays,so the comment about making it difficult to get to schools doesnt apply.I live in Huntington,and yes it will be slightly inconvenient,but its only a short stretch of road and it is easy to divert round it,and bus stops on the diverted route are not too far away.With all the problems in the world today,is this really a big deal.
Huntington does have a lot of people with limited mobility who rely on the bus. Although I am not one of those people, the buses should try and serve as much of the area as is possible. Route 5 is split between the 5 and 5A due to the direction the buses go around Acomb - so why not split the diversion of these buses through Huntington in the same manner?
Have route 5 go from Nestle straight along Haxby Road and the New Earswick Link Road to regain normal route, and have route 5A go from Nestle along Hayleys Terrace and Huntington Road (Yearsley bridge) as normal, but then use Byland Avenue, Monkton Road, Elmfield Avenue, Malton Road and New Lane to get to Huntington WMC. In this way it would only be between Bellfarm and Whitestone Drive (Sessions) bus stops that have no bus at all during the road closure - the other stops between Huntington WMC and Nestle would have a reduced service of only 2 buses per hour instead of 4, but it's still better than 0 buses per hour instead of 4! And the 5A has a waiting time at Station Rise of about 8 minutes, after arriving from Strensall, and that covers the extra time taken using the diversion route (especially if bus stops away from the normal route are not honoured and the bus runs non-stop).

The road outside Huntington School was resurfaced just over 4 years ago, and the road was closed then for 2 weeks - buses diverted via Byland Avenue and New Lane.
Or you could keep the 4 service 5/5A buses if they both go via Link Road/ Haxby Road. It will still leave the same stretch with no service, but anyone wanting to go to Byland Avenue/ Elmfield Avenue can use the existing service 12 which follows that route.
[quote][p][bold]Magicman![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]maxie100[/bold] wrote: Correct me if I am worng but isnt it school holidays,so the comment about making it difficult to get to schools doesnt apply.I live in Huntington,and yes it will be slightly inconvenient,but its only a short stretch of road and it is easy to divert round it,and bus stops on the diverted route are not too far away.With all the problems in the world today,is this really a big deal.[/p][/quote]Huntington does have a lot of people with limited mobility who rely on the bus. Although I am not one of those people, the buses should try and serve as much of the area as is possible. Route 5 is split between the 5 and 5A due to the direction the buses go around Acomb - so why not split the diversion of these buses through Huntington in the same manner? Have route 5 go from Nestle straight along Haxby Road and the New Earswick Link Road to regain normal route, and have route 5A go from Nestle along Hayleys Terrace and Huntington Road (Yearsley bridge) as normal, but then use Byland Avenue, Monkton Road, Elmfield Avenue, Malton Road and New Lane to get to Huntington WMC. In this way it would only be between Bellfarm and Whitestone Drive (Sessions) bus stops that have no bus at all during the road closure - the other stops between Huntington WMC and Nestle would have a reduced service of only 2 buses per hour instead of 4, but it's still better than 0 buses per hour instead of 4! And the 5A has a waiting time at Station Rise of about 8 minutes, after arriving from Strensall, and that covers the extra time taken using the diversion route (especially if bus stops away from the normal route are not honoured and the bus runs non-stop). The road outside Huntington School was resurfaced just over 4 years ago, and the road was closed then for 2 weeks - buses diverted via Byland Avenue and New Lane.[/p][/quote]Or you could keep the 4 service 5/5A buses if they both go via Link Road/ Haxby Road. It will still leave the same stretch with no service, but anyone wanting to go to Byland Avenue/ Elmfield Avenue can use the existing service 12 which follows that route. Sign 'O' The Times
  • Score: 0

2:47pm Fri 4 Apr 14

anistasia says...

Is any of it affordable housing think not with a posh Nanette like this.
Is any of it affordable housing think not with a posh Nanette like this. anistasia
  • Score: -1

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