The delivery of a Local Plan for York has taken another step forward today; following yesterday’s meeting of the Local Plan Working Group.
Following lengthy consideration, Members of the Local Plan working group have recommended a plan for Executive to consult on.
During the meeting, a number of amendments were made to the Local Plan report, which was recently published on the 12th January.
Numerous attempts made have been made by previous administrations to deliver a Local Plan, appropriate for the people of York. The Liberal Democrats have strived to achieve a balance between addressing our housing need, whilst protecting the Green Belt and local communities.
Cllr Nigel Ayre said:
“I am pleased that Members of the Local Plan Working Group have been able to recommend to Executive the consultation of a Local Plan for York, which works for residents of this City.
The Local Plan is hugely significant for York and therefore, it is absolutely essential that we deliver a plan that addresses the local pressures in housing, but at the same time, guarantees the protection of the greenbelt and York’s natural beauty through the regeneration of brownfield sites. I would urge everyone, including the City’s MP’s, to support the plan.”
In summary, the following amendments were made:
- Accepted: 2,500 houses at York Central.
- Accepted: 100,000 square meters for employment sites at York Central.
- Rejected: Increased housing numbers at Metcalfe Lane, Wiggington Road and Elvington Lane.
- Rejected: New housing site allocations at Wheldrake, Cherry Lane, Greystone Court, Riverside Gardens, Tadcaster Road and Galtres Farm.
- Rejected: Completely new housing sites at Rufforth and Clifton Avenue.
- Rejected: Expansion of employments sites at University of York and Elvington Airfield Business Park.
- Rejected: New employment sites at Greenacres Murton Lane, Elvington Industrial Estate and remaining land at the Bull Commercial Centre.