Reserved Matters Application 2

RMA2: Central Hall

This Reserved Matters Application relates to the construction of a new Central Hall at the National Railway Museum, including an entrance hall, exhibition space, café and associated works. The application was approved on 9 August 2022.

You can find all documents related to RMA2 on the City of York Council Planning Portal (21/02793/REMM).

Central Hall visual


A Decision Notice is a ruling issued by a Local Planning Authority, stating whether an application has been approved or refused.

If approved, the Decision Notice may set out a number of conditions relating to the decision.  These conditions must be followed when carrying out the development. The decision notice will also set out the reasons for these conditions and the reasons for the decision.

There are often conditions attached to planning permissions that need further details to be submitted and approved by a local planning authority at certain stages of development. This process is called ‘discharge of conditions’.

An RMA is the next stage following on from an OPA having been granted. It provides more detail than an OPA and includes details about appearance, layout, landscaping and means of access.

A Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) is a document planning applicants are required to produce that sets out what consultation will take place with the community on the preparation of planning documents.

If you have any questions related to planning please contact the York Central team:

For more information on Central Hall and the National Railway Museum’s transformative masterplan, visit the National Railway Museum website.