Reserved Matters Application 4

RMA4: The Government Property Agency (GPA) – Proposed new office building

This Reserved Matters Application relates to the construction of a six storey (plus basement) office building with ancillary uses and self-contained retail floorspace at ground floor, associated car and cycle parking, servicing and access, public realm and other associated infrastructure. The application was validated on 6th December 2023 and the formal Consultation Period ended on 1st January 2024. It is currently pending with City of York Council planning committee.

You can find all documents related to RMA4 on the City of York Council Planning Portal (23/02255/REMM).


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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