Last year, the council’s Executive approved an ambitious masterplan for the Castle Gateway area. It balances many views and interests from the public, along with the history and heritage of the area, and the technical, planning and commercial possibilities of the site.
Planning applications for the first 'work package' (of four) are due to be submitted in June and July 2019, and contain developments which are essential to deliver the centrepiece of the masterplan – the public space round Eye of York and Clifford’s Tower.
View the final Castle Gateway designs
We asked for your comments on the initial plans for Castle Gateway in March, at events online and through social media. We're now sharing the final designs, which are based on your feedback, before making a planning application. Our drop-in events feature an exhibition of the proposals, and the opportunity to talk to our team about the plans.
- view the plans for the multi-storey car park at St George’s Field
- view the plans for the residential development in the Castle Mills area
Once submitted, you will be able to follow and make representations on the planning application via the Planning Portal; statutory consultation dates will also be set after the planning application has been submitted and validated.
|Work package 1||Work package 2|
|Public engagement||March 2019||Summer 2019|
|Planning applications submitted||June/July 2019||Early 2020|
|Contractor appointed||Autumn 2019||Autumn 2020|
|Start on site||Early 2020||Autumn 2021|
|Outcome||New multi-storey car park complete spring 2021||Castle Car Park closes, work starts on public spaces|
Next steps for the Castle Gateway Masterplan
The new multi-storey car park at St George's Field will allow Castle Car Park to close. The residential development will pay for the multi-storey car park. Each site offers new public spaces, and improved pedestrian and cycle access.
Map showing locations of work package one
We know how much the Castle and Eye of York area means to people, which is why the masterplan only sets out what the space will be used for - how it should look and feel will be the next stage of our public engagement.
The multi-storey car park has to come first, and that means we’ve got until it is built to put all our plans in place, so the transformation of Castle and Eye of York is as swift as possible. This summer we’ll explore your hopes and ambitions for the Castle and Eye of York area. We'll also use temporarily closures of Castle car park (to host events such as the Shakespeare’s Rose theatre) to see what works and what lessons we can learn for the future.
Map showing locations included in work package two
Stay involved with the Castle Gateway Masterplan
Sign up to the My Castle Gateway mailing list or follow us on social media to get updates on key dates related to the Castle Gateway planning applications.