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Have your say in current consultations

We’ll publish details of current consultations on this page as soon as they are available, those which have recently closed are listed at the bottom. To find out more about the types of consultation and research we undertake such as annual surveys and statutory research please visit our consultation and research activities webpage.

Any published results will be available as depersonalised raw survey data or findings reports on our Open Data Platform. Details of other ways to access anonymised results may also be included in the recently closed consultations section.

See details of current and recent consultations:

Tadcaster Grammar School bus consultation

We're consulting on a proposal to remove free discretionary transport to Tadcaster Grammar School, to deliver agreed savings from the Home to School Transport Budget.

Take part in the Tadcaster Grammar School bus consultation.

Consultation closes Wednesday 20 December.

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Young people's information survey

Raise York has a wide range of information pages specifically written for families, children and young people. Some information will be specifically targeted to those aged 16 to 18, however the information may also be useful to people aged 13 to 25. If you're a young person or work with young people, then we'd like to get your views on how we provide information and what may be missing.

Take part in our young people's information survey.

Consultation closes Friday 22 December 2023.

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Sensory Support Services Survey

We're looking at what services people with sensory needs use now, and what can be done to improve services in the future.

We welcome your feedback if you:

  • are living with sensory loss
  • are a friend or family member of someone with sensory loss
  • care for someone with sensory loss

Take part in the Sensory Support Services Survey.

If you require this survey in an alternative format, such as braille or large print, email:, or contact Customer Services on telephone: 01904 551550.

Consultation closes Monday 8 January 2024.

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Garage Licence Survey

As a City of York garage licence holder we would welcome your views on the draft additions to the licence.

We propose to add the following to the licence:

  • the rent may be altered by the Council after the licensee is given 4 weeks written notice, usually once a year. The notice will say what change we are going to make and the date on which the change will happen
  • any rent alteration is usually calculated by using Consumer Price Index plus 1%
  • we have the right to charge you for any new service we provide for your garage. The cost will be charged as part of your rent. We'll tell you, in writing at least 4 weeks before we do this

Take part in the Garage Licence Survey.

Email: for the survey to be sent to you.

Consultation closes Sunday 7 January 2024.

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Blue Badge Access Consultation Phase 2

In the first phase, we asked Blue Badge holders and a wide range of stakeholders to comment on 5 key principles to guide the consultation. The results were shared with the Council’s Executive which agreed to restore access from Thursday 4 January 2024 via Goodramgate and after Easter 2024 via Blake Street.

Now, we’re asking you to look at how we can improve this access, and how we can develop proposals to make the city centre more accessible.

Read more about the Blue Badge Access Consultation.

Consultation closes on Sunday 4 February 2024.

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Enforcement Policy Survey

We're consulting on a new enforcement policy. It's intended to have a much wider scope than the existing policy which applies to the council’s regulatory services. Nevertheless, the revised policy retains all of the considerations required by the Regulators' code, including adopting the format of that code.

The policy is intended to demonstrate the council’s commitment to encouraging and supporting compliance and taking a proportionate approach to enforcement.

This survey includes the proposed policy text along with questions and appendices.

Take part in the Enforcement Policy Survey.

Email: for a paper copy of the consultation.

Consultation closes Sunday 4 February 2024.

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Consultation on Draft Fourth Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP4)

We're collecting your thoughts and feedback on air quality in York and specifically on the measures to improve air quality proposed in our draft AQAP4.

AQAP4 aims to reduce levels of air pollution in the city, thereby improving the health and quality of life of residents and visitors to York. AQAP4 outlines the action the council will take to further improve air quality in York over the next 5 years.

AQAP4 is a statutory document required by Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), that must be subject to public consultation prior to adoption.

Read the draft consultation summary and the full consultation document.

Take part in the consultation on draft AQAP4.

Printed copies of the draft AQAP4 (and feedback survey) are available for inspection from reception at:

  • West Offices, Station Rise, York YO1 6GA
  • Hazel Court ECO Depot, James Street, York, YO10 3DS

Please note: an appointment is needed at our Hazel Court site, telephone: 01904 551525 to arrange an appointment.

Visit West Offices if you require support using British Sign Language (BSL) and we’ll help you to access this service.

In addition, if you would like the consultation documents in an alternative format, telephone: 01904 551550 or email:

Feedback on AQAP4 can also be provided in person at the Local Transport Strategy drop-in sessions at the Friargate Meeting House on:

  • Wednesday 6 December 2023, 3.00pm to 7.00pm
  • Wednesday 13 December 2023, 2.30pm to 5.00pm
  • Monday 8 January 2024, 2.00pm to 5.00pm

Consultation closes Sunday 4 February 2024.

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Our Big Transport Conversation

You're invited to take part in an important conversation about transport in York. For you, 'transport' might mean how you get to school or college; how you shop and get to work or visit family; how you travel between villages or into the city centre, or all of these things. We're here to listen to you about every aspect of travel, from accessibility on buses to walking and wheeling to driving and parking.

We would like to hear from you, whether you're a resident of York, a business owner, or someone who regularly visits or commutes into the city.

Take part in the Our Big Transport Conversation.

Consultation closes Sunday 4 February 2024.

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Local Nature Recovery Strategy consultation

We're required to produce a Local Nature Recovery Strategy to deal with the decline of nature and to improve the environment.

Our strategy will help identify locations to improve nature and provide other benefits, such as capturing carbon from the atmosphere, flood regulation and access to nature-rich spaces most needed for health and wellbeing.

Read more about the Local Nature Recovery Strategy.

We want to know more about:

  • why you care for nature
  • your thoughts on wildlife species
  • whether you have seen examples of local projects to restore or protect nature

Take part in the Local Nature Recovery Strategy consultation.

Consultation closes Monday 12 February 2024.

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Age Friendly York

We want older residents to help shape where they live by working with local groups, businesses and the council to identify and make changes to their physical and social environments.

Age Friendly York will:

  • enable people to live healthy and active lives
  • encourage communities to treat people with respect, regardless of their age

We will ensure decisions are resident focused by:

  • providing the opportunity to feedback at any point, through all aspects covered by Age Friendly York - there is no wrong time to have a view
  • to ensure you have access to what the key findings are from the consultations and how these directly inform the action plan
  • to ensure information is available about what has been achieved so far

We welcome your comments if:

  • you live in York and are an older person or have an interest in ensuring the best experience for people growing old in York
  • you work for an organisation that meets the interest of older people in York
  • you are part of a volunteer group that engages with older people
  • you are a carer or have a neighbour or relative that is an older person in York

We therefore have a range of options for you to share your Age Friendly views and experiences. You can:

  • provide your comments by completing Age Friendly York - Your Voice/Your Experience
  • provide your comments by email:
  • use Twitter and tag us using @AgeFriendlyYork
  • give Carl Wain a ring for a chat via telephone: 01904 554595
  • post your comments in our Suggestion Box at St Sampson’s Centre, Church Street, York, YO1 8BE
  • attend an Age Friendly meetings or happy to chat café; for more information please contact us by email: or telephone: 01904 554595

For more information see: Age Friendly York.

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Recently closed consultations

  • Cashless Parking Consultation - closed Monday 4 December 2023: We consulted on whether to move to cashless payment ticket machines only for council owned car parks and on-street parking meters. This consultation was intended to better understand the possible effects on our communities and to inform recommendations to the Executive Member for Economy and Transport Decision report due later this year.
  • Badger Hill People Streets consultation - closed Friday 1 December 2023: We were proposing the installation of improvements to walking and cycling routes in the vicinity of Badger Hill Primary School. This was in response to identified concerns regarding the safety of crossing points, and the impact of vehicles on pedestrians and cyclists
  • Copmanthorpe Crossing consultation - closed Sunday 10 September 2023: Public footpath Copmanthorpe 2 currently crosses the East Coast Mainline via a level crossing with warning lights. Network Rail wish to replace this crossing with a stepped footbridge on Yorkfield Lane, Copmanthorpe. This survey looked at the effects that change may have on current and potential users of the public footpath
  • Air quality campaign consultation - closed Sunday 3 September 2023: We’re on a mission to make the air cleaner in York, and we’re doing this by listening to residents to find out what you know and what you don’t know
  • Moving Traffic Enforcement consultation - closed Friday 25 August 2023: The council receives regular complaints around motor vehicle drivers ignoring the one-way restriction through Micklegate Bar, creating a risk to cyclists and other motor vehicle drivers who are trying to legitimately pass through the Bar in the correct direction. As such we selected the restriction through Micklegate Bar as a pilot scheme to submit to the DfT
  • Carer Breaks Consultation - closed Wednesday 9 August 2023: We would like to make some improvements to support carers in York and we asked for your thoughts and feedback to help us with this
  • Family Hub Coproduction Survey - closed Monday 7 August 2023: We're working with organisations in York with the aim to better connect and optimise services for parents, carers, children, young people, and families, through the Family Hubs service; we wanted you to let us know about your experiences of using services for parents, carers, children, and young people
  • Local Plan Proposed Main Modifications Consultation - closed Monday 27 March 2023: We've asked the Local Plan Inspectors to recommend a number of changes to the submitted plan in order to make the plan sound, known as Main Modifications, and we invited comments on these proposed Main Modifications

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Also see

Business Intelligence Hub

Customer and Corporate Services

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01904 551550

Sign language interpreting service

If you use British Sign Language (BSL) you can access our BSL interpreting service when visiting West Offices, and when contacting us remotely.

BSL Interpreting Service