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Members' Events Calendar: Event details

York Castle Gateway - Master Plan Workshop
Friday 18 August, 10am till 1pm
Hilton Hotel Tower Street
Cost: Free

The next in our popular series of York Futures workshops for members will focus on proposals for a master plan for the York Castle Gateway area.

The Castle Gateway Advisory Group, set up by the City of York Council, has met three times. The Council has appointed consultants, BDP, to produce a master plan for the area. This Master Plan will be considered by the Council Cabinet in November 2017.  It is not intended to be a document of statutory authority in the planning system, but rather a set of guidance for developers (including the Council, which is itself a significant landowner in the area).

To ensure that our voice is heard in this process, and that we collect the opinions of our membership, the Trust is joining up with the group appointed as the public engagement vehicle for the project. This is 'My Castle Gateway', led by Dr Helen Graham of Leeds University and Phil Bixby, the chair of York Environment Forum. They are running a number of events, but this one is in association with YCT and will include input from members of the Planning Committee in the form of short talks and the leading of walks.

The format will follow our previous workshops, lasting 3 hours. Introductory talks will be followed by a one-hour walk around the site.  Then we return to the seminar room to compare notes and 'wrap up'.

The venue is the Hilton Hotel.  The dates are chosen to ensure that we meet the Council deadlines for comment.

Thursday 17 August, 2.00- 5.00 or Friday 18 August, 10.00 - 1.00. Reserve your place now, but we ask you to only book on one of the workshops, not both.

Full details to follow