Following last years withdrawal of the draft Core Strategy York City Council are about to embark on consultation on a new citywide plan. The York Local Plan will guide development for the next twenty years.

York is in the unenviable position of not having a development plan in place.

The consultation on the new plan in Summer 2013 will begin the process to rectify this situation.

The City Council’s plans are ambitious:

  • over 640 hectares of land for almost 22,000 new homes is proposed.
  • this means building between 1,090 and 1,250 new homes each year.
  • to achieve this urban extensions and one new settlement are put forward.
  • a permanent Green Belt, that has never been in place, is proposed.
  • 345 hectares of land will be removed from the Green Belt and designated as safeguarded land.

The York plan will change the city dramatically over the next 20 years, shaping how communities develop, and controlling what owners can and cannot do with their land.

If the York Local Plan affects you and you need to make sure your voice is heard during the consultation Kirkwells planning policy experts can help you. To find out more email or call:

01282 872570

You find out more from the York City Council web site.



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