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Decision details

York's Southern Gateway

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Purpose of Report: The report will set out work done to build a coherent vision for the future regeneration of the area around Piccadilly and the Eye of York.


Members are asked to agree to release resources to develop proposals to ensure the area is improved and becomes a healthy and vibrant part of the city centre.


Because the report is not yet ready to present to Members this item has been withdrawn. It will be resubmitted to the Forward Plan for consideration at a later date. 


As the report is now ready to be presented to the Executive this item has been resubmitted to the Forward Plan to be considered on 29 October 2015.


Resolved: That the Executive agree to:

(i)           Progress to the development stage of the Southern Gateway project and to appoint a Project Manager using grant funding from One Public Estate to take this work forward.

(ii)          Commence a procurement exercise to identify a joint venture partner to redevelop 17-21 Piccadilly.

(iii)        Create a conceptual framework for development of the Southern Gateway area and prepare for a public consultation.

(iv)    Develop a business case for development of the Southern Gateway which will involve undertaking feasibility work to assess the technical, planning and financial deliverability of development of the Southern Gateway. A report will be brought back to Executive to agree a future approach.

(v)     A budget of £185,000 to be financed from New Homes Bonus, with specific allocations from the budget to be confirmed by the Chief Executive and the Leader of the Council, to enable development of a fully worked up business case for the development of the Southern Gateway area.

(vi)    Undertake transport modelling and review parking and access arrangements for the Southern Gateway area.

(vii)    Explore potential delivery mechanisms and commence discussions with land owners in the area.

Reason:     To deliver early improvement to Piccadilly, to generate capital receipt, and to develop robust plans for the future regeneration of the Southern Gateway area.


Report author: Tracey Carter

Publication date: 29/10/2015

Date of decision: 29/10/2015

Decided at meeting: 29/10/2015 - Executive

Effective from: 03/11/2015

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