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York Local Plan Preferred Options

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 … Continue reading

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York Core Strategy Withdrawn But City Calls For Sites

The York Core Strategy has been formally withdrawn, and as a result, the Examination into the Core Strategy has ceased. But the City Council are undertaking a Call for Sites exercise. Inviting the public, developers, landowners and businesses to submit details of sites that they consider could be suitable for development, or redevelopment, over the next 15-20 years or beyond. Site suggestions are invited for the following uses: housing, employment, retail, leisure, health, waste, energy generation, community and recreational uses. Do you own or know of a site suitable for development? If you do and you want to make sure it stands the best chance of success in the council’s plans get the help of town planning experts email or … Continue reading

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Action for Market Towns: Neighbourhood Planning

Last week after a rather tortuous rail journey (albeit for the saddest of reasons and far beyond anyone’s control) we finally made it to York for the Action for Market Towns’ (AMT) event on neighbourhood planning. Part of the AMT’s Getting to Grips with Localism series this session on neighbourhood planning revealed a little of how things have moved on since Kirkwells spoke at a similar AMT session in London in November. Back then many seemed to be feeling their way, and we had been asked along to give the benefit of our experience in preparing neighbourhood plans. To some extent the York event revealed the same mix of enthusiasm and trepidation for neighbourhood planning we had encountered last year. … Continue reading

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