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York Minster Neighbourhood Plan Pre-Submission Draft 10th January to Midnight 23rd February 2020. 

The York Minster Neighbourhood Plan (YMNP) is a community-led planning document.  Neighbourhood Plans are part of community powers to enable local communities to better shape their area introduced by the Government through the 2011 Localism Act.

The York Minster Precinct Neighbourhood Plan is the first time the future care and development of a heritage estate has been brought forward as a Neighbourhood Plan.  Once adopted, the plan will form part of the statutory development plan framework for York.

The decision to create a York Minster Precinct Neighbourhood Plan followed the need to create clarity around planning for future change in such a complicated and sensitive area of the city. It also forms a key objective of Chapter’s 15-20 Strategic Plan where Chapter acknowledged it needed a precinct wide Masterplan.  Policy SS3 of the draft Local Plan lends it support to developing a plan for the future.  The Chapter of York has led the process of establishing a Neighbourhood Forum which was formally ratified by City of York Council on 14th March 2019.   It was seen as a positive opportunity to create a genuinely community-led plan for the Precinct with everyone’s priority being the care and future sustainability of York Minster.

Importantly, the Neighbourhood Plan gives residents and businesses the opportunity to create a shared sustainable vision of how they would like the Precinct to develop over the next 20 years, ensuring new development or change fits in and contributes to conserve the character of the Precinct so valued by those who hold this special place in such high regard.

In May 2018 we consulted on issues and options and asked people to tell us what was important to them about the Precinct.  In May 2019 we consulted on our draft plan, the results of which are reflected in this submission plan and we are again asking for your comments and feedback.

The following documents are available for review and feedback (scroll down page to view):

Submission Draft Neighbourhood Plan
Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)
Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA)
Statement of Consultation 2019

Printed copies of the consultation documents can be read at City of York Council West Offices, Station Rise.  Church House 10-14 Ogleforth.  Transepts of York Minster and Explore Library, Library square.

Responses received during the 6 week consultation will be examined and the results will inform the submission version of the York Minster Neighbourhood Plan.

Submission Draft Neighbourhood Plan January 2020

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Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)

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Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA)

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Statement of Consultation 2019

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ARCHIVE: Masterplanning document from May 2019

Download the masterplanning proposal post 2018 - set out in May 2019 ahead of its public consultation - below

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ARCHIVE: Original masterplanning document from May 2018

Download the initial masterplanning proposal - set out in May 2018 ahead of its public consultation - below

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