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Issue details

My City Centre Project – Establishing a Strategic Vision for York City Centre

Purpose of Report: The report sets out the proposed expenditure of £100k identified in February’s budget to create the My City Centre project to provide a long term strategic vision for the future of the city centre. This is in response to the social, economic and environmental challenges resulting from the changing nature of retail, city centre access, and tourism.

Members will be asked to:

1) Approve the aims and outcomes for the My City Centre project
2) Approve the approach, scope, and governance for the My City Centre project
3) Approve the proposed spend of the £100k budget that has been previously allocated for the project
4) Approve procurement of the identified public engagement support required to deliver the project

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Decision Made

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 22/07/2019

Level of Risk: 04-08 Regular monitoring required;

Decision due: 29/08/19 by Executive

Lead member: Executive Member for Economy and Strategic Planning

Lead director: Corporate Director of Economy and Place

Department: Directorate of Economy and Place

Contact: Andy Kerr, Head of Regeneration & Economy Tel No. 01904 554153; email:  andy.kerr@york.gov.uk  andy.kerr@york.gov.uk.

Consultation process

The project proposes a comprehensive and innovative approach to engagement through applying the principles established in the ‘My Castle Gateway’ project.. The challenges that have been identified to date have been defined through engagement with key city centre stakeholders including York Retail Forum, York BiD, Make It York and Indie York.

Making Representations: All city centre stakeholders, York residents, visitors, Members, internal officers from affected service areas.


Agenda items


  • My City Centre project – establishing a strategic vision for York city centre  


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