Temporary Diversion to Cinder Lane Approved in Preparation for Infrastructure Works

Homes England has received approval for the temporary diversion  temporary diversion of the existing Public Right of Way (PROW) at Cinder Lane. This is to enable contractors, John Sisk & Son, to protect pedestrians and cyclists during the construction works as part of the York Central infrastructure works.

The temporary PROW diversion was approved by City of York Council (CYC) on 24th August in preparation for works to be undertaken. The permission allows the temporary diversion of the PROW from 5th September 2022 through to 5th March 2023, however the exact date that the diversion will start is yet to be confirmed.

The date when a temporary diversion will take effect is dependent on several factors within the project. When a date is confirmed, local residents and businesses will be informed and the alternative route approved by CYC will be communicated. Signage, including the provision of local signs to advise residents of the PROW diversion will be installed.

The temporary diversion will create a 3m wide shared use facility (for both pedestrians and cyclists) which would run from the existing Cinder Lane public right of way from a point outside the Cinder Building to Marble Arch via the rear of the new Unipart temporary car park.

The existing PROW will be closed off with a fence and clear new signage erected directing users. The temporary diversion will run around the rear of the Unipart car park.

No noise, dust or vibration issues are envisaged as part of the temporary PROW diversion works. Environmental control measures for the wider York Central scheme are detailed in the Construction and Environmental Management Plan. Copies can be viewed on request.

For any information about this or any other element of the York Central Infrastructure works, please contact yorkcentral@homesengland.gov.uk.