Following our consultation (which took place between 11 June and Monday 9 July 2018) we expect to submit a planning application for the first phase of transformation in autumn 2018. Separate applications will also be submitted for 'Scheduled Monument Consent' and 'Listed Building Consent' to cover the work around the City Wall and to York Railway Station.
Scope of the initial planning application
The initial 'Highway Works Planning Application' will cover:
- demolition of Queen Street Bridge and recreating Queen Street at ground level
- reinstatement of the earth rampart at the corner of the City Wall
- restoration of Parcel Square and the Railway Institute band building
- sympathetic reinstatement of the station façade at Parcel Square
- realigning the road, creating new bus stops
- provision of segregated cycle routes and improved pedestrian crossing
- new areas for taxis, public drop-off, and short stay car parking including pick-ups
- pedestrianised spaces in front of the station, in Tea Room Square and below the City Wall arches
- parking for York RI and the RI Gym
- a temporary car park on the west of the station to keep the total amount of parking spaces the same
Phases of the masterplan
Different landowners and funding arrangements mean that the masterplan will be delivered in phases, each with appropriate partners, planning approval and timescales. Subject to planning approval in winter 2018/early 2019, the work will follow approximate timescales:
- contractor appointed - autumn 2019
- work commences - winter 2019/20
- initial phase complete - mid 2021
Construction work to improve the area in front of York station will cause short term disruption - the methods we'll use are designed make sure that transport routes remain open so pedestrians and vehicles always have access.
More information about York Station Gateway proposals
Find out about the ideas for transport links with York Station Gateway, or see more about the heritage of the York Station Gateway area.