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Agenda item

York Central

This report feeds back on the outcome of the informal consultation undertaken for the redevelopment of York Central. The report outlines the proposed approach to the Planning Framework; sets out the proposed composition of the York Central Community Forum; provides an update on progress with the project and seeks agreement to enter into a Local Growth Fund deal from Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership in order to proceed with site assembly and preparation.

 

Decision:

Resolved:  (i)      That the responses to the informal consultation

on “Seeking your views to guide development” be noted.

 

                   (ii)      That the approach to establish a York Central

Community Forum as an integral part of the consultation process for the site be noted.

 

                   (iii)     That the progress over the past six months to

                             inform the emerging York Central Planning Policy                     and deliver the York Central site be noted.

 

                   (iv)    That a loan of £2.55m from Leeds City Region

(LCR) Local Growth Fund as an element of the funding proposals for York Central be agreed in principle.

 

                   (v)     That the Director of Customer and Business

Support Services, in liaison with the Leader, be delegated to agree the terms for a Funding Agreement with Leeds City Region (LCR) Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

 

                   (vi)    That a further draw down from the £10m

allocation of £0.55m be agreed in order to fund the immediate site preparation works outlined in the report.

 

 

Reasons:   (i)                To ensure issues raised from the

consultation are taken account of in developing the Planning Framework SPD.

 

                   (ii)               To ensure the views of the local community

                                      are represented as the site progresses.

 

                   (iii)              To ensure that a development scheme for

                                      the York Central site can be delivered.

 

(iv) – (vi)     To enable timely progress on the York Central project.

Minutes:

Members gave consideration to a report that fed back on the outcome of the informal consultation undertaken for the redevelopment of York Central.  The report outlined the proposed approach to the Planning Framework; set out the proposed composition of the York Central Community Forum; provided an update on progress with the project and sought agreement to enter into a Local Growth Fund deal from Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership in order to proceed with site assembly and preparation.

 

Officers responded to issues that had been raised during the public participation item on the agenda.  They stated that no decisions had yet been made regarding access to the site and that further work was still to be carried out before more detailed plans for the site, including alternative access routes, would be presented.  Attention was drawn to the ecological survey that was being undertaken. 

 

Members stated that they were pleased to note that the project was moving forward as this had been a long term aspiration for the city.  The development of this brownfield site would be significant for the city and for the wider region. 

 

Referring to housing density and mix on the site, Members acknowledged that this would be influenced by viability and the decisions of the owners of the land.

 

Members stated the importance of ensuring that conversations with the community were ongoing and they welcomed the establishing of York Central Community Forum.  They requested that, because of the specific impacts, officers ensured that its membership included representatives from the wider area and not just the site itself.

 

Members noted that it was intended that a further report would be presented to the Executive in September 2016.

 

Resolved1:(i)      That the responses to the informal consultation

on “Seeking your views to guide development” be noted.

 

                   (ii)      That the approach to establish a York Central

Community Forum as an integral part of the consultation process for the site be noted.

 

                   (iii)     That the progress over the past six months to

                             inform the emerging York Central Planning Policy                     and deliver the York Central site be noted.

 

                   (iv)    That a loan of £2.55m from Leeds City Region

(LCR) Local Growth Fund as an element of the funding proposals for York Central be agreed in principle.

 

                   (v)     That the Director of Customer and Business

Support Services, in liaison with the Leader, be delegated to agree the terms for a Funding Agreement with Leeds City Region (LCR) Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

 

                   (vi)    That a further draw down from the £10m

allocation of £0.55m be agreed in order to fund the immediate site preparation works outlined in the report.

 

 

Reasons:   (i)                To ensure issues raised from the

consultation are taken account of in developing the Planning Framework SPD.

 

                   (ii)               To ensure the views of the local community

                                      are represented as the site progresses.

 

                   (iii)              To ensure that a development scheme for

                                      the York Central site can be delivered.

 

(iv) – (vi)     To enable timely progress on the York Central project.

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