The York Central Partnership recently submitted a number of additional documents and information to support the outline planning application for the York Central site. This new information is now undergoing a 30-day public consultation period, ending 1st March, as part of the planning process. The documents are available to view in full via the City of York’s planning website.
To help you understand the changes and amendments that have been made, we’ve included a summary letter below which was submitted with the updated information. The letter outlines the key changes that have been made and references which documents contain this information.
RE: Outline Planning Application for development at York Central, Leeman Road (ref: 18/01884/OUTM)
GVA has been instructed to prepare and re-submit a number of documents to support the outline planning application submitted by Network Rail Infrastructure Limited and Homes England (“the Applicant”) (Ref: 18/01884/OUTM) (“the Application”) in August 2018.
Since the submission of the Application, the Applicant and its Agent (GVA) has continued to engage with the Local Planning Authority (LPA), the City of York Council, on the proposed Development. In addition, a statutory consultation process has been undertaken with a number of comments being received from statutory consultees, stakeholders, interested parties and the local community. This has resulted in amendments to the proposed Development as well as a number of revisions to existing supporting documents and the submission of further supporting documents.
As detailed in the revised Development Specification and Planning Statement Addendum, The following sets out the amended description of development:
“Outline planning permission with all matters reserved is sought for the redevelopment of the Site to provide a mixed-use development with up to 379,729sqm (Gross External Area (GEA)) of floorspace comprising:
Up to 2,500 homes within Use Class C3;
- Up to 87,693sqm (Gross External Area(GEA)) within Use Classes B1a/B1b;
- Up to 11,991sqm retail and leisure floorspace within Use Classes A1- A5 or D2;
- Hotels with up to 400 bedrooms (Use Class C1);
- Up to 12,120sqm (Use Class D1) for expansion of the National Railway Museum and provision of community uses;
- Associated car and cycle parking provision (including delivery of multi-storey car parking buildings and cycle hub);
- Provision of new open space including hard and soft landscaping;
- Construction of a new western station access, drop off and concourse for York Railway Station;
- A new site access at Water End;
- Associated vehicular, rail, cycle and pedestrian access routes and improvements;
- Demolition and alterations to existing buildings and structures, removal of some existing railway lines and tracks and associated site clearance; and
- Infrastructure and engineering works, associated with the proposed ”
The documents that are being re-submitted are detailed in the table below. For ease of reference, the changes from the original submission documents (where relevant) are also detailed.
|Document||Revision / new document?||Description / changes|
(doc ref: YCL-ALM-ZZ- XX-RP-DR-0001 Rev A)
|Revision||Amendments made to:
For clarity, the parameter plans are resubmitted in full. The amended plans are clearly marked ‘Revision A’ and dated January 2018 and these supersede the original version submitted in August 2018.
|Drawings for Information
(doc ref: YCL-ALM-ZZ- XX-RP-DR-0002 Rev A)
|Revision||Amendments made to:
For clarity, the drawings for information are resubmitted in full. The amended plans are clearly marked ‘Revision A’ and dated January 2018 and these supersede the original version submitted in August 2018.
(doc ref: YCL-ARP-ZZ- XX-RP-TX-0006 Rev A)
|Revision||Details the amendments to the development which includes:
It supersedes the Development Specification (doc ref: YCL-ARP-ZZ-XX-RP-TX-0006) submitted in August 2018.
(doc ref: YCL-ALM-ZZ- XX-RP-AX-0003 Rev A)
|Revision||A number of minor revisions have been made throughout the document in response to a number of consultation responses. The main revisions include:
It supersedes the Design Guide (doc ref: YCL-ALM- ZZ-XX-RP-AX-0003) submitted in August 2018.
|Design and Access Statement Addendum (doc ref: YCL-ALM-ZZ- XX-RP-AX-0002a)||New||Sets out the changes to the illustrative masterplan as a response to consultation responses. It includes a revised illustrative masterplan and accommodation schedule, explains the amendments to the parameter plans and shows any subsequent changes to sensitive view. It should be read alongside the Design and Access Statement (doc ref: YCL-ALM-ZZ-XX-RP-AX-0002) submitted in August 2018 and supersedes the relevant parts of the Statement.|
|Planning Statement Addendum (doc ref: YCL-ARP-ZZ-XX-RP-TX- 0016 Rev A)||Revision||Summarises the amendments to the proposed development and clarifies resultant changes to the planning considerations as reported in the in the Planning Statement (doc ref: YCL-ARP-ZZ-XX-RP-TX- 0005) submitted in August 2018. Provides additional information and justification relevant to the proposal to stop up (divert) part of Leeman Road in order to facilitate the delivery of the proposed Development. Also includes an assessment of open space proposed and provides a case against the relevant planning policy and guidance. It should be read alongside the Planning Statement and supersedes the relevant parts of the Statement. It also supersedes the Planning Statement Addendum (doc ref: YCL-ARP-ZZ-XX-RP-TX-0016) submitted in August 2018.|
|Retail Impact Assessment (doc ref: YCL-ARP-ZZ-XX-RP-TX- 0012 Rev A)||Revision||Provides further explanatory evidence in respect of town centre impacts and sequential approach. It supersedes the Town Centre Uses Statement (doc ref: YCL-ARP-ZZ-XX-RP-TX-0012) submitted in August 2018.|
|Transport Assessment (doc ref: : YCL-ARP-ZZ- XX-RP-TP-0001 Rev A)||Revision||Key revisions include:
It supersedes the Transport Assessment (doc ref: YCL-ARP-ZZ-XX-RP-TP-0001) submitted in August 2018.
|Framework Travel Plan (doc ref: YCL-ARP-ZZ- XX-RP-TP-0002 Rev A)||Revision||Key revisions include:
It supersedes the Framework Travel Plan (doc ref: YCL-ARP-ZZ-XX-RP-TP-0002) submitted in August 2018.
|Flood Risk Assessment (doc ref: YCL-ARP-ZZ- XX-RP-CD-0002 Rev A)||Revision||Updated to provide clarity that the proposed development will respect the 8m easement for Holgate Beck. It supersedes the Flood Risk Assessment (doc ref: YCL-ARP-ZZ-XX-RP-CD-0002) submitted in August 2018.|
|Drainage Strategy (doc ref: YCL-ARP-ZZ- XX-RP-CD-0001 Rev A)||Revision||In response to comments received from the City of York Council and Yorkshire Water the primary changes are as follows:
It supersedes the Drainage Statement (doc ref: YCL-ARP-ZZ-XX-RP-CD-0001) submitted in August 2018.
|Environmental Statement – Volume 1||Revision||The Environmental Statement has been updated across a number of chapters. The amendments specific to each chapter is set out below. It is resubmitted infull and supersedes the Environmental Statement (doc ref: YCL-ARP-ZZ-RP- TX-0007) submitted in August 2018.|
|Ch 1||Introduction||Section updated to confirm that the Environmental Statement has been prepared in accordance with the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017 (“the 2017 EIA Regulations”) and a new section added outlining EIA experience and competent expert statement.|
|Ch 2||Development Description||Updates in relation to the revised Development Specification, construction traffic for Phase 1 infrastructure, proposed temporary car parking and jobs generated.|
|Ch 3||EIA Assessment Methods||Section updated to be in line with 2017 EIA Regulations, section added to describe scope of Major Accidents and Natural Disasters assessment and update to air quality section.|
|Ch 4||Alternatives and Design Evolution||Updated to reflect amendments to design evolution. following outline planning submission|
|Ch 5||Planning Policy and Context||Health and carbon policies added|
|Ch 6||Traffic and Transport||Updates to reflect the changes made to the Transport Assessment and Travel Plan (as detailed above) including updates to consultation following submission; additional junction information; description of expected evolution of baseline over time in absence of development; information about Travel Plan; update to construction traffic; information added about proposed car parking; junction assessment results updated following further modelling; and impact on bus journey times added|
|Ch 7||Air Quality||Updates made to consultation following submission; assessment methodology; rail emissions assessment methodology; temporary car parking screening; description of expected evolution of baseline over time in absence of development; damage costs; mitigation measures added for rail emissions and temporary car parking; and reference to outline mitigation statement added.|
|Ch 8||Archaeology and Built Heritage||Updates to appendices list; consultation following submission; description of deposit model; and reference added to Outline Archaeological Remains Management Plan; and tables to reflect Design Guide comments.|
|Ch 9||Townscape and Visual||Reference to Zone of Theoretical Visibility (ZTV) added to section on historic core, area A; description of expected evolution of baseline over time in absence of development added; and clarification that possible acoustic barriers have been considered.|
|Ch 10||Noise and Vibration||Updates include additional figure added to list; updates made to consultation following submission; description of expected evolution of baseline over time in absence of development added; construction traffic assessment added; and summary of Site Suitability assessment findings added.|
|Ch 11||Ecology||Updates made to consultation following submission; description of expected evolution of baseline over time in absence of development; impact on habitats and revised description of habitat areas; and reference to brown/green roofs added.|
|Ch 12||Ground Conditions||No changes made.|
|Ch 13||Socio- Economics||Baseline and assessment sections updated to remove reference to health facilities and job creation numbers updated to reflect revised quantum of development.|
|Ch 14||Waste Resources||Description of expected evolution of baseline over time in absence of development added.|
|Ch 15||Water, FRA and Drainage||Additional appendix reference added; updates made to consultation following submission; description of expected evolution of baseline over time in absence of development added; sensitivity of residential receptors amended; amendment to wording of drainage run off restriction; and residual
effects table update.
|Ch 16||Wind Assessment||Updates to report Computational Fluid Dynamics modelling.|
|Updated to add new category of city centre apartments; existing property information updated following baseline validation exercise; assessment of operation impact updated following update modelling exercise; and tables updated to include description of mitigation options for detailed design.|
|CO2 assessment incorporated.|
|Ch 19||Health||New chapter added to comply with 2017 EIA Regulations.|
|Updated to incorporate health chapter; new applications that have been submitted subsequent to application submission; and sections updated with new additional proposed developments.|
|Ch 21||Summary of
Significant Effects and Mitigation
|Updated to include description of mitigation types; section updated to include medium-term and reference to monitoring; summary of significant effects table updated to reflect any changes in previous chapters; and to information added describing monitoring requirements.|
Statement – Volume 2
|Revision||Updated figures in line with revised parameter plans and updated figure 11.2 in line with revised Design Guide.|
Statement – Volume 3
– Technical Appendices
|Revision||Updates made to the following appendices:
|Environmental Statement – Volume 4
– Non-technical Summary
|Revision||Amended to account for changes to Environmental Statement chapters above.|
All documents are being provided to the Local Planning Authority in a format to enable them to be uploaded onto the online planning register (https://planningaccess.york.gov.uk/online- applications/). Where necessary, the documents are split to meet maximum file size requirements.
In addition, complete versions of the documents (i.e. not split into maximum file sizes) will be available via GVA’s file sharing system (Box) and will remain available for public viewing until the determination of the application https://gva.box.com/s/9mxoaxhiblbo20o4vewc5oshdw5w59yb).
Please note the online planning register is the formal location for all public information relating to the Application and includes additional information including correspondence and consultation responses.