Network Rail to turn York field into compound for machinery – Residents concerned

22 Feb 2021 @ 7.24 am
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Residents are concerned by a plan by Network Rail to turn a field in York into a compound for machinery.

Land off Moor Lane next to the railway line will be in use from March 2021 to February 2024.

Cllr Stephen Fenton, who represents Dringhouses and Woodthorpe Ward, has been contacted about the plans.

The planned compound

These say the compound “will allow Network Rail staff safe access to the railway and will also be used to store materials, machinery and essential welfare facilities”.

It is related to the programme of work on the line between York and Church Fenton, as part of the Transpennine upgrade.

The field on Moor Lane is bordered by houses. Cllr Fenton said residents are concerned about levels of noise and disruption.

Another view of the site
It borders the railway line

There is no planning application for the site.

Cllr Fenton said: “I’m keen to meet with Network Rail to find out what other sites they considered, why they feel this is the most appropriate site and what measures they propose to put in place to limit the impact on neighbouring residents.”