The York Central Historic Core Conservation Area (YCHCCA) is one of the largest and most complex in England with 24 'character areas' forming the larger conservation area.
The YCHCCA was 'adopted' by the Planning Committee in November 2011 meaning that extra planning and building controls apply, to help preserve, enhance and protect the settings.
The 'YCHCCA Appraisal', carried out in partnership with Alan Baxter Associates and Historic England, is an in-depth study of the conservation area which defines the unique characteristics that make York so special, it:
- identifies threats to, and opportunities for, the conservation and enhancement of this historic city
- provides foundations for developing practical policies and proposals for the management of the conservation area
The YCHCCA Appraisal Executive Summary provides an introduction and methodology.
Each of the 24 areas within the YCHCCA has a separate 'character statement' covering:
- an overview
- streets and spaces
- traffic and movement
- issues and opportunities
YCHCCA character statements
- Bootham Park Hospital
- Museum Gardens and Exhibition Square
- Lord Mayor's Walk
- The Minster Precinct
- The Medieval Streets
- Central Shopping Area
- King's Staith and Coppergate Centre
- The Castle
- Fossgate and Walmgate
- Outer Walmgate
- Walmgate Bar
- Queen's Staith Road and Skeldergate
- Railway Area
- Blossom Street and Nunnery Lane
- The Mount
York's Central Historic Core Conservation Area Appraisal (YCHCCA) also includes:
The appraisal does not deal specifically with archaeology as this is covered by the complementary York Historic Environment Characterisation project.
View conservation areas in York which have been appraised in line with the latest guidance from Historic England.