Planning and building

Major developments

Major developments are being considered across York:

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Find out more about each major development currently being considered, including:

  • Castle Gateway - redevelopment provides the opportunity to create a high quality, mixed-use development and build on the vitality of the city centre
  • Former British Sugar and Manor School sites - planning applications were submitted for residential and community uses in December 2014. We have been working with the developer in order to resolve environmental and design/layout issues
  • Former Terry's Factory - new homes are being constructed on the northern half of the former factory site. Henry Boot Developments are progressing options for re-use of the listed buildings and the development of commercial buildings on the south side of the site
  • Germany Beck - a 'reserved matters' application for housing was approved in 2013
  • Derwenthorpe - is a mixed tenure, exemplar community of energy efficient homes; construction is currently underway
  • University of York: Heslington East Campus - an additional campus for the University of York. Construction of halls of residence and academic, teaching and research facilities with associated transport, landscaping and sports facilities is largely complete
  • Hungate - has planning permission for a mixed-use scheme including housing, offices, shops and community space
  • Nestlé South – formerly part of the Nestlé factory complex, redevelopment of the site could provide a prestige development which contributes to the long-term success of York's economy. Outline approval for a mixed housing/commercial scheme was approved in 2010 and we are working with Nestlé in order to agree appropriate revisions
  • York Central - a major area for regeneration to the rear of York Railway Station. A collaborative development which includes Network Rail, the National Railway Museum, Homes England and ourselves is progressing investment and delivery for the site. The York Station Front master plan plays a key role in the development of York Central
  • Guildhall - proposed reuse of the former council offices to create a serviced office space with café and restaurant alongside the council chamber and Guildhall, which we still use
  • Upgrades to York's outer ring road - we've allocated up to £38m for improvements to the A1237 York Outer Ring Road (YORR) in order to reduce congestion
  • Scarborough Bridge Project - a new pedestrian and cycle bridge next to the existing Scarborough (rail) Bridge to introduce a traffic free route between the railway station, city centre and residential suburbs

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Planning Enquiries

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