Have your say - current consultations

We will publish details of new consultations on this page as soon as they are available. For more information, see our Consultations page.

We are currently updating our citizens' panel, Talkabout. The panel is one of the ways people can influence what happens in York by giving their feedback and views. For more information and to apply to join, see our Talkabout panel page.

Current consultations

Budget Consultation 2018 to 2019

The work to plan the council's budget for the coming year is underway. As in previous years, we're asking for your views - complete a Budget Consultation survey online. Alternatively, a paper version is included in the latest edition of Our City (currently in distribution).

You can also get involved in one of our drop-in sessions:

We already know that in 2018 there will be further financial challenges and some tough decisions to make. We’ve responded well to these challenges so far and in the last decade we’ve achieved efficiency savings of more than £100 million through careful management of our resources.

The pressures remain however, and in 2018 to 2019, we need to save £6.1 million (and another £4.2 million in 2019-2020). In our last budget we agreed proposals which already identify £3 million of savings towards the target for next year.

Consultation closes on Friday 1 December 2017 (for paper surveys from Our City) and at midnight on Friday 15 December 2017 (for online surveys)

Clifton Without Junior School consultation

We are consulting on a proposal to change the use of the site of the former Clifton Without Junior School located at Rawcliffe Lane, York, YO30 6NS. We are arranging for housing to be developed at the site, to provide additional homes in this part of York. The proposed housing would either be constructed by us, or a developer.

View the Clifton Withour Junior School location map which shows the site edged, in red.

Have your say on the proposals (quoting reference: GA/LPR1.8337) by emailing: philip.callow@york.gov.uk.

Alternatively, post your comments to:

Assistant Director
Legal and Governance
City of York Council
West Offices
Station Rise
YO1 6GA.

See Clifton Without Junior School consultation for privacy details.

Consultation closes at midday on Tuesday 17 October 2017.

Draft Local Plan (2017) - Help shape the future of York

We're seeking your views on the Pre-Publication draft Local Plan (2017) document. We want to enable you to comment on our policies and sites in the context of a full draft Local Plan. You can view all the Local Plan Pre-Publication Draft (2017) documents on line at www.york.gov.uk/LocalPlan (or see printed copies at West Offices or visit your local library).

Have your say - complete a Local Plan online response form. Alternatively, email: localplan@york.gov.uk or post a printed copy of the Local plan response form to:

Local Plan
City of York Council
West Offices
Station Rise

Consultation closes at midnight on Monday 30 October 2017

Animal Welfare Licensing

We're consulting on a policy in relation to Animal Welfare Licensing. Read the draft Animal Welfare Licensing policy and give your feedback by email: licensing.unit@york.gov.uk. Alternatively, post your comments to:

Licensing Unit
City of York Council
Eco Depot
Hazel Court
YO10 3DS

The policy details the legal requirements of a number of licensing regimes regarding animal welfare that we administer and enforce. Any responses we receive will be considered by the Gambling, Licensing and Regulatory Committee before the final policy is approved.

Consultation closes at midnight on Monday 13 November 2017

Annual admission arrangements

The admissions policies, published admission numbers and related documents for schools in the City of York area relate to how admissions applications and decisions will be made for the 2019-2020 school year.

The consultation is a joint exercise between all admissions authorities in York, including:

  • the City of York Council on behalf of community and voluntary controlled schools
  • the governing bodies of voluntary aided schools
  • the academy trusts of (single) academies
  • the trust board, and local governing committees, of multi-academy trusts

After consultation, all admission authorities will determine their admission arrangements by 28 February 2018 in line with the School Admissions Code.

Please email comments to admissionsconsultation@york.gov.uk or write to School Services, West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA, or to any of the schools and academies that are jointly consulting.

Consultation closes at midnight on Friday 1 December 2017

Accessing Customer Services at City of York Council

Our customer centre responded to almost 300,000 enquiries during 2016 and 2017. We answered 96% of telephone calls and 75% of these within 20 seconds. On arrival at West Offices, we see 75% of residents within 10 minutes. In a challenging financial climate, these are the two most expensive ways you have of interacting with us.

Although you continue to contact us by phone and in person, your behaviour is changing. More and more of you are choosing alternative, cheaper ways to access council services.

For example, during 2016 and 2017:

  • Over 67,000 customers accessed an individual or service using our automatic operator facility
  • Approximately 21,000 customers paid for a service using our automated payment facility
  • Customers reported 50% of street lighting and cleansing issues online

We want more of you to access council services online by choice, and we want to offer support for those of you who are unable to access our services in this way. By completing this survey about accessing customer services, you will help us inform our future approach to the continued delivery of excellent customer service at City of York Council.

Survey closes at midnight on Friday 22 December 2017

My Castle Gateway

My Castle Gateway, a partnership between City of York Council and My Future York, is consulting on the redevelopment of Castle Gateway, an area spanning Fossgate, Piccadilly, Coppergate, the Castle area, Tower Gardens, St Georges Field and the Foss Basin.

Stage one

At stage one of the project, we asked you:

  • What matters to you about the Castle Gateway area?
  • What would you like to do in Castle Gateway in future?

This stage is now complete, and your views have provided us with a development brief for the My Castle Gateway area.

Stage two

We're now exploring the challenges in meeting the development brief, and finding creative solutions to these challenges - Get information about events, and see what others are saying by visiting our pages on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Transparency is a key feature of this consultation; all our contributions are logged on Flickr, so you can view your ideas and see what themes are emerging.

You can also complete a short survey about My Castle Gateway created by our partners My Future York.

If you have any questions about the My Castle Gateway project, please email us: mycastlegateway@gmail.com.

This is the second stage of the 3-stage approach developed by My Future York. Stage 3 will be launched in November 2017.

Recent consultations (now closed)

  • York’s draft Mental Health Strategy (closed 9 October 2017). Healthwatch York consulted on behalf of the York’s Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Partnership Board on the draft Health and Wellbeing Strategy.
  • Chesney Fields improvements (closed 22 September 2017). Consultation on proposed improvements to Chesney Fields.
  • York Central Access Road (closed 13 September 2017). The York Central Partnership has been consulting about new road access to the proposed York Central development. Several options are being considered for the site and have been outlined to the public, giving an opportunity to feed back directly to the technical and design teams that work with York Central Partnership.
  • Recycling Bank Review (closed on 9 August 2017). The city-wide recycling site network was formed before the kerbside recycling service was launched and we think it is time to review our recycling provision. Residents were invited to give feedback and complete a survey about the service to contribute to this review.
  • Lowfield Green Development (closed on 31 July 2017). We undertook a Lowfield Development consultation with residents, businesses and interested parties on proposals for redeveloping the former Lowfield School site in Acomb. Comments received during this consultation will be used to shape the final proposals for Lowfield Green prior to the submission of a planning application in summer 2017.

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