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Decision details

Shaping the Future of Bootham Park Hospital

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Purpose of report: This report will set out the options available to the Council to help shape the future of Bootham Park hospital, guided by extensive public and stakeholder engagement.

The Executive will receive the results of the recent public consultation and are asked to consider options to influence future development on the site to secure benefits for the city.


Resolved:  (i)      That the results of the further phase of public and stakeholder engagement and the priorities identified for the future of Bootham Park Hospital site be noted.


Reason:     So that the council’s efforts to shape the future of the Site can be guided by the views and priorities of York citizens and stakeholders.


                   (ii)      That officers be authorised to negotiate with the current and future owner of the Bootham Park Hospital site in order to secure beneficial public use of the parkland in front of the hospital building, improved pedestrian and cycle routes through the Site and conservation and redevelopment of the Site to deliver homes and services which are of benefit to the city,

using the powers the council holds as owner/landlord of land over which the eastern access to the Site passes, its rights to maintain the cycle route that passes through the Site and as owner of property adjacent to the Site, and bring back to Executive the relevant decisions regarding property or asset agreements.


Reason:     So that officers can negotiate to achieve the desired outcomes in order to shape the future of the Site.


                   (iii)     That the delivery of sustainable transport routes through the Bootham Park Hospital Site and Bridge Lane be sought, via transport plans for this and adjacent developments.


Reason:     To further improve cycle journeys from the new Scarborough Bridge to the District Hospital and beyond, and from the residential areas of Rawcliffe and Clifton to the District Hospital and the city centre.


                   (iv)    That it be noted that the submitted Local Plan requires a full appraisal of the significance of the historic buildings, landscape and archaeology on the Site and any redevelopment proposals must arise out of this understanding, and that the Local Planning Authority be asked to provide pre-application engagement with any future land owner / developer.


Reason:     So that developers of the Site have clear and advance notice of the priorities and interests of the public and stakeholders, and can shape their development proposals accordingly.


                   (v)     That the remaining monies in the One Public Estate budget, estimated as £15,000, be deployed to fund planning, legal and other help and advice, in order to progress the actions needed to shape the future of the Bootham Park Hospital Site.


Reason:     So that work can progress to shape the future of the Site.



Report author: Tracey Carter

Publication date: 22/01/2020

Date of decision: 21/01/2020

Decided at meeting: 21/01/2020 - Executive

Effective from: 24/01/2020

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