Issue details

Delivering the Vision for the City Centre

Purpose of Report: In November 2021, the Executive approved a stakeholder and community owned Vision for the City Centre, informed by extensive engagement. The My City Centre Vision is a 10-year Vision intended to remain as a live document to respond to evolving national and local issues. Work on a detailed Delivery Strategy to realise the Vision was paused in summer 2022.

The purpose of the report is to re-launch the City Centre Vision, signifying a strong commitment to restart collaborative work with stakeholders to identify prioritised city centre delivery actions.

The report will outline how officers will work with stakeholders in the city to collaborate on the drafting of a targeted Delivery Strategy, as well as recommending that the vision be re-named to “Our City Centre” and updated to emphasise it’s clear focus on York’s residents and city centre businesses, reflecting the City’s 10 year Strategies adopted in 2022 and the new Council Plan.

The Executive will be asked to
• Support the overarching aims of the Vision for the city centre approved in November 2021, which set out an inclusive vision for residents and business.
• Approve the updated themes which set out the detail of the Vision and emphasise the focus on residents and city centre business through the change in name to “Our” City Centre, and reflect the City’s 10 year Strategies and new Council Plan and its priorities.
• Instruct officers to undertake collaborative work with key partners and stakeholders to develop a joint delivery strategy, to be brought back to a future Executive for endorsement.

Decision type: Key

Decision status: Decision Made

Wards affected: Guildhall Ward; Micklegate Ward;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 11/09/2023

Level of Risk: 04-08 Regular monitoring required;

Decision due: 12/10/23 by Executive

Lead member: Deputy Leader of the Council and Executive Member for Economy and Culture

Lead director: Corporate Director of Place

Department: Directorate of Place

Contact: Katie Peeke-Vout, Regeneration Project Manager email:;

Consultation process

The Vision was the product of significant engagement and consultation with city partners and stakeholders in 2021. The Vision is a ‘live’ document and in endorsing the key themes and agreeing that officer engage with city partners and stakeholders to develop a delivery strategy it is clear that further engagement will be an intrinsic part of the next steps.

Consultees: The City Centre Stakeholder Group were key partners in the engagement and drafting of the vision.

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


Agenda items


  • Delivering the Vision for the City Centre  


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