Issue details

York Central Enterprise Zone Funding Agreement

Purpose of Report: The report provides an update on York Central and seeks agreement to enter into a funding agreement with Homes England and to release the Enterprise Zone budget committed by council in 2018 to facilitate the delivery of the enabling infrastructure and commence works on site. The report will also set out delivery arrangements and a construction timeline.

The Executive will be asked to agree to enter into an Enterprise Zone funding agreement with Homes England and to seek the agreement of the York North Yorkshire LEP board to confirm a funding drawdown as per the Memorandum of Understanding for the Enterprise Zone. To agree arrangements for the funding of assurance of highways works prior to adoption.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Cabinet Decision - a 'Key Issue' - decision leading to savings or expenditure of £500,000 or above;

Decision status: Decision Made

Wards affected: Holgate Ward; Micklegate Ward;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 21/03/2022

Decision due: 21/04/22 by Executive

Lead member: Executive Member for Economy and Strategic Planning, Executive Member for Finance and Performance

Lead director: Corporate Director of Place

Department: Directorate of Place

Contact: Tracey Carter, Director Economy, Regeneration and Housing Email:, James Gilchrist, Director of Transport, Environment and Planning Email:

Consultation process

There has been extensive public engagement dating back to 2016 on the access route to York Central including a detailed Access consultation in 2017, the Festival of York Central on March – April 2018, detailed consultation throughout 2017-18 and a further public engagement in August 2018. Further public consultation was undertaken prior to the agreement of the Reserved Matters Application in 2019.

Equality Impact Assessment Completed?: EIA will be considered as part of the report.


Agenda items


  • York Central Enterprise Zone Funding Agreement  


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