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York Minster has worked collaboratively with key stakeholders, including City of York Council and the local community, to develop a Neighbourhood Plan. It sets out an ambitious masterplan to sustain and enhance the cultural significance and environmental value of York Minster’s Precinct and its buildings through specially created planning policy. Delivery of the Neighbourhood Plan will signal the biggest programme of planned works at York Minster and within the Minster Precinct Neighbourhood Area in 150 years.
It is crucial in not only meeting the ongoing restoration challenges we face but ensuring the Minster and its Precinct continue to flourish for generations to come. Sustainability sits at the heart of its aims for the next 15 years, specifically around three core strands of environmental, financial and heritage craft.
It is the first time that a Neighbourhood Plan, prepared by the York Minster Neighbourhood Forum, has been used to map the future of a cathedral or heritage estate.
You can view all documents relating to the Neighbourhood Plan below.
An introductory guide to masterplanning and neighbourhood plansDownload
The York Minster Neighbourhood Plan was adopted by City of York Council on June 16th 2022, and will now form part of the statutory development plan for the city of York
York Minster worked collaboratively with key stakeholders, including City of York Council and the local community, to develop the Neighbourhood Plan, which sets out an ambitious masterplan to sustain and enhance the cultural significance and environmental value of York Minster’s Precinct and its buildings through specially created planning policy.Decision Statement
A unique approach
Prepared by the Minster Precinct Neighbourhood Forum, it is the first time an approach of this type has been used to map the future care of a cathedral. Significantly, it will allow the Chapter of York to bring forward ground-breaking changes within a heritage estate which will inspire others to follow as we become an exemplar for how heritage estates address climate change.
Our approach will see residents and employees within the Precinct playing a positive role in shaping the area in which they live and work. Key projects include the Centre of Excellence for Heritage Craft Skills and Estate Management, the creation of new visitor facilities, a new public square and enhanced public realm and green spaces as well as a new discovery and learning centre, and museum.Centre of Excellence
Download the Draft Neighbourhood Plan from January 2020 - ahead of its public consultation - belowDownload
Download the masterplanning proposal post 2018 - set out in May 2019 ahead of its public consultation - belowDownload
Download the Statement of Consultation 2019 - published Jan 2020 - belowDownload
Download the initial masterplanning proposal - set out in May 2018 ahead of its public consultation - belowDownload
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