New Local Plan

A 'Local Plan' sets strategic priorities for the whole city, forms the basis for planning decisions and must be reviewed at regular intervals to keep it up to date.

Consultation on the Local Plan Preferred Sites (2016)

We are consulting on the Local Plan Preferred Sites document (2016) and supporting evidence as approved by our Executive Members. This document draws upon previous work undertaken for the Local Plan and sets out the revised housing and employment demand as well as the supply of sites we have identified to meet this need.

How to get involved

We would like your comments on the document and supporting evidence between Monday 18 July 2016 and Monday 12 September 2016. All responses must be received by 5pm on the closing day.

You can submit your consultation comments to us by:

You can view hard copies of all of the consultation documents at:

You can view and download all of the consultation documents via our website.

A special copy of the 'Our City' newsletter will also be arriving on your doormats shortly summarising the consultation information and providing a freepost response form.

Consultation events

We will be hosting drop in exhibitions across the city where officers will be able to answer any questions you may have. These will be held in the following locations:

  • 3 August - City of York Council's West Offices, York City Centre (3pm to 7.30pm)
  • 9 August - Osbaldwick Sports Centre, Osbaldwick (3pm to 7.30pm)
  • 11 August - Dunnington Reading Rooms, Dunnington (3pm to 7.30pm)
  • 16 August - York Sport, Heslington (3pm to 7.30pm)
  • 18 August - Acomb Explore Library, Acomb (3pm to 7.30pm)
  • 24 August - Tesco (Tadcaster Road), Dringhouses (3pm to 7.30pm)
  • 24 August - Oaken Grove Community Centre, Haxby (3pm to 7.30pm)

In addition, you can find out more at your local Ward Committee as follows:

  • Guildhall Ward - 26 July, St Denys Church,Walmgate, YO32 9RG (6.30pm)
  • Huntington and New Earswick Ward - 27 July, Huntington Community Centre, YO32 9RG (7.30pm)
  • Strensall Ward - 8 August, Walkabout meeting outside Strensall Library (1 hour walk followed by refreshments) (2pm)
  • Clifton Ward - 23 August, Burton Stone Lane Community Centre, Evelyn Crescent, YO30 6DR (6.30pm)
  • Rural West Ward - 23 August, Manor School, Millfield Lane, Nether Poppleton, YO26 6PA (7pm)
  • Fulford and Heslington Ward- 7 September, Heslington Church (6.30pm to 8.30pm)

You can also view our Local Plan Frequently Asked Questions for further information.

What are the consultation documents?

The documents we are consulting on are:

The need for a new Local Plan

In 2005 a draft Local Plan document was approved for Development Management purposes to inform planning decisions.

We are currently working towards a new Local Plan that is fully compliant with the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and other relevant statutes.

If we don’t adopt an up to date Local Plan, development will still happen, but decisions will be taken in regard to the National Planning Policy Framework without local people having a say on setting local policies. You can view our Local Plan frequently asked questions for further information.

Progress on the new Local Plan

Preparations so far have included:

A motion was submitted to Full Council in October 2014, which halted proceeding to the Publication Draft consultation whilst further work was undertaken.

You can keep up to date with future reports when they become available by viewing our Local Plan Working Group agendas page. You can also contact us if you would like to be notified about future Local Plan consultations.

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