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Our Big Conversation: 10 Year Strategies Consultation

We reached over 2,000 residents in the first phase of Our Big Conversation.

Everyone then had the chance to tell us what they think about our 10 Year Strategies in the next phase of our engagement: Our Big Conversation: 10 Year Strategies Consultation.

During the 10 Year Strategies Consultation, held in Summer 2022, we focused on the views of those communities who we didn't hear from in phase 1, to make sure these important strategies that will shape York’s future for the next 10 years respond to different needs and requirements.

'Our Big Conversation' is your chance to get involved in a city-wide discussion, helping the city get to grips with some of the biggest challenges facing us:

  • climate change
  • health and wellbeing
  • York’s economy

How we address these 10 Year Strategies will shape life in York for at least the next decade; the way we make our city greener, how we live healthier, happier lives, and how we work...

Our Big Conversation feedback is also used to inform our transport priorities, so we understand how people want to move around the city, and feedback from any Our Big Conversation consultation will be used to help shape our budget for 2023 to 2024.


Get involved in Our Big Conversation

We want to hear more voices than ever before. We're building networks and inclusive approaches to make sure all of York's communities have a say, including disabled people, children and young people, older people, students, black and minority ethnic people, and the LGBTQ+ community.

We'll share what you're telling us, so you know what other people in the city think, and why we make decisions.

To get involved, take part in:

  • the latest surveys, polls and consultations
  • live sessions with leaders
  • community conversations with local interest groups and networks
  • workshops about different themes

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10 Year Strategies: shaping York's future

Climate change, health and wellbeing and addressing York’s economic recovery are some of the biggest challenges we face. How we address these topics will shape the life in York for at least the next decade.

Residents, businesses, stakeholders, partners and community groups were invited to let us know what they think about the draft strategies.

We wanted to know whether you think the principles which are applied to each of the strategies are helpful, and whether the priorities are right for the city.

This is only the start. Together we can help York achieve its ambitions.

Once we're clear on the ambitions for the decade ahead, we will ask you to consult on the next iteration of the Local Transport Plan and the Devolution Deal.

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Our Big Conversation: Budget consultation

The Our Big Conversation: 10 Year Strategies Consultation is the start of the Budget Consultation.

Feedback gathered through the 10 Year Strategies Consultation will be used to help shape the budget for 2023 to 2024, giving us an early opportunity to understand aspects of the city that are most important to residents and businesses.

Our Big Conversation is your chance to get involved in a city-wide discussion - we want to hear more voices than ever before.

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Help shape the future of travel in York

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has changed many aspects of our lives, not least how and why we travel. These changes, as well as an increased focus on climate change and sustainability, will be at the heart of the development of a new Local Transport Plan (LTP) for York.

Current proposals for the LTP recognise that whilst the plan is taking place in an era of great change, there are some things we know we need to consider. This includes major schemes such as York Central and York Station Gateway, as well as rules set by regional and central government. The Local Transport Plan will play an important role to meet our aim to be carbon neutral by 2030.

The key priorities of the city are:

  • reduce congestion on the city’s roads
  • improve air quality
  • increase accessibility
  • make it easier for residents and visitors to choose active travel
  • reduce car use within the city’s walls and around schools

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My City Centre

Your input in shaping the My City Centre conversation has informed the new city centre vision.

Find out more about the My City Centre York vision.

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Continued conversations...

Changes to access and parking arrangements in the city centre and increased pedestrianisation of parts of York have affected some businesses, disabled people and residents.

Follow the ongoing conversations relating to Blue Badge areas in York city centre.

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Our Big Conversation

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