Issue details

Acomb Front Street Phase 2 – open public engagement on costed designs and ideas for the scheme

Purpose of the Report: The purpose of the report is to set out the ambition and potential scope of the phase 2 works on Acomb Front Street, a key secondary shopping centre within the City of York Council area, seeking approval to undertake open public engagement on costed designs and ideas for the scheme.

The ambition and delivery approach will promote economic growth and help to develop a unique local high street environment promoting diverse community use, and respond to the ideas from the 2021 Future of Acomb Front Street Study, and feedback to date including the petition submitted following the phase 1 works.

The engagement process will be set out, and potential elements (with costings) will be outlined , to ensure businesses and residents and have an opportunity to contribute during the planned engagement period, which is being designed to meet the aspirations of the local community.

Approval will be sought to undertake open public engagement on the Acomb Front Street Phase 2 project approach, to test costed designs and ideas for the scheme.

The Executive will be asked: To confirm that the public consultation on Acomb Front Street Phase 2 may commence, based on the project approach outlined.

Instruct officers to undertake public engagement, analyse responses and work up detailed designs in order that a full costed project scheme can be presented to Executive for approval in Summer 2024.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Decision Made

Wards affected: Acomb Ward; Holgate Ward; Westfield Ward;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 22/01/2024

Decision due: 20/02/24 by Decision Session - Executive Member for Transport

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: Kathryn Daly email:;;, David Warburton

Consultation process

Consultation on the future of Acomb Front Street was undertaken in 2020 with residents, businesses and visitors. In 2021 The Future Acomb Front Street Study included over 1,200 responses Further engagement will now be undertaken in early 2024 in order to progress a holistic design for Front Street.

Making Representations: Residents, and businesses and stakeholders.

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


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