Reserved Matters Application 3

RMA3: The Square

This Reserved Matters Application relates to the construction of a new Square off Cinder Lane, next to York Railway Station and the National Railway Museum. The application was validated on 1st August 2023 and the Consultation Period ended on 29th August 2023. Reserved Matters planning approval was granted by City of York Planning Committee on Thursday 8th February 2024, subject to conditions.

You can find all documents related to RMA3 on the City of York Council Planning Portal (23/01494/REMM).

Visual of new Square in York Central
Visual of York Central Square
Visual of York Central Square


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.

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