Have your say - current consultations

Details of new consultations will be published here 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

Chesney Fields improvements

We propose improvements to Chesney Fields so that local people can better use the space for both informal and structured sports and active leisure.

Proposed improvements include:

  • marking out 2 sports pitches including one for junior football
  • a 1.2m high fence around the pitches, with non-locked gates, which will protect the playing surface in order to prioritise sport on the pitches. The fenced area will cover less than one-third of the whole of the Chesney Fields area 2.84 acres (11,528m2) compared to a whole site area of 8.96 acres (36,256m2). This will allow informal use of the rest of the space, particularly for running and walking, including dog walkers.
  • enhancing the use of what is already there, such as providing running distance boards or outdoor gym equipment. During public engagement we will seek views on what these could be.

We also propose that a local football club will have seasonal hire of the pitches, however this will not prevent use for other sports when they are not in play. The club will use a storage facility on the site to house goal posts and other equipment.

Images of proposed improvements to Chesney Fields are available to download.

Your views on these proposed improvements are welcome. Please email your comments to callum.abbott@york.gov.uk.

Consultation closes 22 September 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.

Several events including workshops, walking tours and talks have already taken place to answer the fundamental questions;

  • What matters in Castle Gateway?
  • What would you like to do in Castle Gateway?

You can answer these questions and see what others are saying by visiting Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Transparency is a key feature of this consultation with all contributions logged on Flickr, so you can view your ideas and see what themes are emerging.

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

If you have any questions about the My Castle Gateway project contact mycastlegateway@gmail.com, monitored in collaboration with My Future York.

This is the first stage of the three stage approach developed by My Future York. Stage two of the consultation will be launched in September.

York’s draft mental health strategy

City of York’s Mental Health Partnership Board is developing a mental health strategy. The strategy sits alongside our Health and Wellbeing Strategy for the city, which identifies mental health as a key priority.

We have produced a draft based on what you told us was important for the Health and Wellbeing Strategy.

Healthwatch York is consulting on the draft strategy on behalf of the board. You can read the draft and give your feedback on the Healthwatch York website.

Consultation closes 8 October 2017

Upcoming consultations

York Central Access Road

The York Central Partnership has announced a series of public events as part of a consultation about new road access to the proposed development. York Central is the large brownfield site to the west of the city’s railway station. The proposed development would create new residential neighbourhoods, office space, leisure facilities, green space and public amenities.

But as a land-locked site that is surrounded by railway lines, road access is a crucial consideration. Several options are being considered for the site and the events will allow those options to be outlined to the public, giving them an opportunity to feed back directly to the technical and design teams that work with York Central Partnership.

The partnership – made up of Network Rail, the Homes and Communities Agency, the National Railway Museum and City of York Council – is organising four separate events in York:

  • St Barnabas Church, Jubilee Terrace, Leeman Road

    2:00pm to 5:00pm, Wednesday 23 August 2017

  • St Paul’s Church, Holgate Road

    4:00pm to 8:00pm, Wednesday 30 August 2017

  • Marriot Room, Explore Library, Library Square, Museum Street

    Midday to 4:00pm, Saturday 2 September 2017

  • Duchess of Hamilton Suite, National Railway Museum, Leeman Road

    Midday to 4:00pm, Saturday 9 September 2017

In addition, the partnership will be holding a series of individual meetings with local community groups. The proposals will also be available to view at www.yorkcentral.info from 23 August 2017 and you will be able to share your opinions until 13 September.

Consultation closes 13 September

Recent consultations (now closed)

  • 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 network and 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 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 this summer.
  • Scarborough Bridge footbridge (closed 28 July 2017). Consultation in partnership with CityConnect and Network Rail on proposals to build a new shared-use bridge spanning the River Ouse adjacent to the existing Scarborough-line railway bridge and connecting to York Station. All feedback will be carefully considered and included in a report to the Executive Member for Transport and Planning for a decision.
  • Pharmacy Services (closed 28 July 2017). The York Health and Wellbeing Board consulted as part of the York Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment 2018-2021 giving the opportunity to share views about pharmacies and pharmaceutical services.
  • York Older People's Survey (closed 30 June 2017). This survey was conducted collaboratively between York Older People's Assembly, Age (UK) York, Healthwatch York, York Council for Voluntary Services, York Blind and Partially Sighted Society, York Alzheimer's Society, The Vale of York CCG, the Police and Crime Commissioner and City of York Council. We wanted to find out how we can look after older people and give support to maintain independence. The results will be influential in helping us to shape the support we offer to older people.

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