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We have objected to an application from Mr James Metcalf of Wakefield to site 58 polytunnels and associated works next to Metcalfe Lane, Osbaldwick. The society has sent an objection to the City of York Council, the planning authority.
We are concerned about the adverse effect of the proposal on people’s enjoyment of Metcalfe Lane which adjoins the site.
Metcalfe Lane is enjoyed by walkers, riders and cyclists and the increased traffic on the lane, as a result of the development, will not only have a severe effect on people’s quiet enjoyment of this route but will also put them at risk.
Furthermore the development is in open countryside. These fields are an important pocket of open land close to the boundary of York City and will result in the further encroachment out into the country.
We consider that the development is inappropriate in the green belt and that the polytunnels will be a severe eyesore.