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.
Each one is dealt with as a separate character statement covering the following areas:
- streets and spaces
- traffic and movement
- issues and opportunities
Our Planning Committee approved the adoption of the YCHCCA appraisal which was carried out in partnership with Alan Baxter Associates and Historic England.
The Executive Summary provides an introduction and methodology to the appraisal.
Part one: Understanding the City
- Views and building heights
- 1 Bootham Park Hospital
- 2 Bootham
- 3 Marygate
- 4 Museum Gardens and Exhibition Square
- 5 Gillygate
- 6 Lord Mayor's Walk
- 7 Monkgate
- 8 Aldwark
- 9 The Minster Precinct
- 10 The Medieval Streets
- 11 Central Shopping Area
- 12 King's Staith and Coppergate Centre
- 13 The Castle
- 14 Piccadilly
- 15 Fossgate and Walmgate
- 16 Outer Walmgate
- 17 Walmgate Bar
- 18 Fishergate
- 19 Queen's Staith Road and Skeldergate
- 20 Bishophill
- 21 Micklegate
- 22 Railway Area
- 23 Blossom Street and Nunnery Lane
- 24 The Mount
Part two: Management Strategy
Management Strategy formed part two of York's central historic core conservation area appraisal.
Conclusions: Principles and priorities
The appraisal does not deal specifically with archaeology as this is covered by the complementary York Historic Environment Characterisation project.
You can also view conservation areas in York that have been appraised in line with the latest guidance from Historic England.