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Decision details

Making York Central Work for the Local Economy - Brief to the York Central Master Developer

Decision Maker: Decision Session - Executive Member for Economy and Strategic Planning, Executive Member for Economy and Strategic Planning

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Purpose of Report: As requested by Executive on 17th July 2019, to consider the requirements of York for commercial development as part of York Central, and to ensure that these commercial spaces encourage clean growth and help contribute to carbon reduction in the city.

The Occupier Strategy will set out the city’s requirements for the development of commercial space at York Central, including the targeting of sectors, the range of business sizes and types, and the nature of employment required. This will enable York Central Partnership to develop their delivery plans in a manner which responds to the needs of the city.

The Executive Member will be asked to approve the York Central Occupier Strategy.


Resolved: That;

a)   The Brief to the Master Developers be endorsed and that officers and Members seek to influence the Council’s partners to seek the realisation of this vision through the careful choice of investors, developers and occupiers for the York Central site and the demonstration of benefit to all residents with a wide range of employment including social enterprises and small businesses.


b)   The Leader of the Council be requested to write to the Government to seek exemption for York from permitted development rights for the conversion of offices to housing and hotel uses.


c)   Reports on the future Industrial Strategy, Reserved Matters process and Sustainability be provided to the Executive Member.


Reason:     To support inclusive and sustainable economic growth in York.


Report author: Simon Brereton

Publication date: 09/09/2019

Date of decision: 09/09/2019

Decided at meeting: 09/09/2019 - Decision Session - Executive Member for Economy and Strategic Planning

Effective from: 12/09/2019

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