Residents to Have Their Say on York Central Plans at Museum Events

The National Railway Museum is inviting the public to attend two consultation exhibitions this month to have their say on proposals to transform and develop the York Central ‘teardrop’ site.

Held at the National Railway Museum on 25 and 28 July, the drop-in events will give residents further opportunities to discuss the future of the area, to learn more about the proposed access routes and to ask questions about the museum’s plans for a Central Gallery.

The first event will take place at the National Railway Museum on Wednesday 25 July 3pm to 6pm. The second event will take place at the museum on Saturday 28 July, 10.30am to midday.

The public’s feedback will inform the outline planning application for York Central which will be submitted in August 2018.

The exhibitions are being organised by the National Railway Museum to give residents a greater voice in the future of the local area and are on top of an existing programme of consultation events being run by the York Central Partnership.

Judith McNicol, Director of the National Railway Museum, said:

“Under the current York Central plans, Leeman Road will be rerouted to create a safe and well-lit streetscape with a vibrant mix of newly created cafes, restaurants, hotels and green spaces, as well as enabling the creation of a unified museum with a new central gallery.

“York Central represents a huge opportunity for everyone in the city and I would welcome anyone who wishes to have their say, to attend the consultation events at the museum later this month.”

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