City of York Council welcomes feedback from Local Plan inspectors

City of York Council welcomes the recent feedback it’s received from the two independent inspectors, who have been appointed to examine York’s Local Plan.


The Local Plan provides clear rules which determine what gets built, and where, in York over the next 15 years and beyond.

Councillor Keith Aspden, Executive Member for economic development with responsibility for the Local Plan, said:

We submitted the Local Plan in May, in line with the timetable we agreed with the government." 

"The government has now appointed inspectors, who will schedule a public examination later in the year. Neither the secretary of state or the inspectors have exercised their power to reject the plan, and we now eagerly anticipate the scheduling of an examination."

"We are looking forward to this vital next stage in delivering a Local Plan for the city which delivers the housing and jobs the city needs while protecting our green belt and local character.”

The council submitted the city’s Local Plan to the government for inspection on Friday 25 May 2018. It met its deadline of submitting the plan, following agreement to endorse the draft plan at a special Full Council meeting on 17 May. It also means York has met the timescales previously agreed with the secretary of state for Housing, Communities and Local Government.

The Planning Inspectorate has given the council the opportunity to provide further evidence to substantiate its position in relation to the need for further technical evidence, the need for growth and the protection of the green belt. The council is happy to engage with the Planning Inspectorate on these.

Regular updates will be provided on the Local Plan submission webpage at:    

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