Outline Planning application

The outline planning application for the York Central masterplan was approved by the City of York Council’s planning committee on Monday 25th March 2019. Planning consent published on Tuesday 24 December 2019.


As the largest landowners, Network Rail and Homes England secured outline planning permission. This established the principles of the regeneration, creating up to 2500 homes, an estimated 6500 jobs, and a range of public spaces, including the city’s first new park in a century.


Each partner will now develop detailed ‘Reserved Matters’ planning applications covering different parts of the scheme. The council has prepared the first of these, giving details of the essential infrastructure and transport routes to open up the site. The council has shared the plans here ahead of a formal planning submission in March 2020.


Homes England and Network Rail are responsible for future applications for housing and employment space.


The Outline Planning Application was submitted on Wednesday 29th August 2019 and underwent a 30-day statutory consultation period, which closed on Friday 28th September 2018. On Wednesday 30th January 2019 the York Central Partnership submitted additional information to support the outline planning application.

The revised material contained minor revisions to the proposals and supplementary information on a range of matters including transport, design and drainage. It underwent a 30-day public consultation period as part of the planning process.


The plans submitted are available to view via the City of York’s planning website.


The application can be found at the City of York’s planning website by visiting https://planningaccess.york.gov.uk/online-applications/ and entering the reference number 18/01884/OUTM into the search box.


The planning application documents and comments of support and objections are available to view in full here: https://planningaccess.york.gov.uk/online-applications/application