York residents thanked for sharing views on York Central development

York Central Partnership would like to thank the people of York for joining the conversation and sharing their views and thoughts on the development as part of the ‘Festival of York Central’.

Over the past six weeks, more than 2,200 contributions have been received via feedback forms and My York Central has captured more than 3,700 post-it notes with visitor comments. The local engagement group also held 43 events over the six week period, including drop-in family events, workshops in local schools, walking and cycling tours, and film screenings.

The feedback is now being analysed by the Partnership and will help inform the evolution of the masterplan and the future planning submission, as well as shaping longer-term thinking around the site.

Tamsin Hart-Jones, project lead from the Partnership, said: “We would like to thank everyone who has joined the conversation and shared their views and aspirations for York Central. It has been really positive hearing the constructive feedback provided by so many people.

“Community engagement has been an important part of our process so far and will continue to play a central role as we move forwards to the next step. We are now in the process of analysing all of the comments provided throughout the festival and exploring how these can inform and influence the masterplan that we submit in the summer.”

Helen Graham, from My Future York, said: “Through the many conversations and contributions, the Festival of York Central has developed a rich range of creative and innovative ideas for York Central. Our Big Ideas document summarises My York Central’s emerging vison for York Central and the ways of working which will help us start to bring the ideas to life. There will be plenty of opportunities to get involved as the project moves forwards and we’re looking forward to continuing our work with the Partnership and the people of York.”

The Partnership is looking to submit an initial planning application in the summer. Subject to a successful outcome, the Partnership will then start looking for development partners to bring forward the first phases of the York Central development.

The deadline for providing feedback from the exhibition has now passed, but all comments are available to view on Commonplace at: www.yorkcentral.commonplace.is and the post-it notes can be seen at: www.flickr.com/photos/myyorkcentral.