The outline planning application for the York Central development has now been submitted and the application documents are available to view online via the City of York Council website or at the Council’s offices (further details below).
The application has been developed through an extensive planning and engagement process that began in 2016. It includes provision for the comprehensive redevelopment of the site including up to 2,500 homes; new office,; retail and leisure uses; community and hotel uses; car parking; a new access road and pedestrian and cycling access points; open spaces including a central park and the expansion of the National Railway Museum. Details of how pedestrians and cyclists can move through the museum are also covered in an addendum to the Planning Statement.
The application is now undergoing a 30 day statutory consultation period, which commenced on Wednesday 29th August, as part of the planning process, where anyone who wishes to make their views known on the development can.
Any comments on the planning application should be made to the local planning authority by Friday 28th September 2018, although representations made after this period may also be taken into consideration. The Local Planning Authority should make decisions within sixteen weeks for major developments, such and York Central, that are subject to an Environmental Impact Assessment.
The application can be found at the City of York’s planning website https://planningaccess.york.gov.uk/ by selecting the ‘View Planning Applications Online’ option and searching using the reference number 18/01884/OUTM.
Alternatively, hard copies of documents can be inspected between the hours of 8.30am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, at Customer Services Reception, City of York Council, West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA. To arrange a viewing please call 01904 551553.
A further full planning application for the new access at Water End and access road is expected to be submitted in September 2018.