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Views needed to help shape future of York
8:35am Saturday 1st September 2012 in News
BUSINESSES, developers and landowners are being asked to help shape a new planning blueprint for York after it was taken back to the drawing board.
City of York Council scrapped its Local Development Framework (LDF) core strategy, which was intended to map out how the city will be developed over at least the next 20 years, after approval was given for a community stadium and three superstores at Monks Cross.
Work on the plan had cost £1.1 million since 2006 and its replacement is not expected to be in place until at least the end of 2014.
The authority is now compiling a list of key development sites in York which will form the basis of a new plan. It wants companies to send in details of their sites so a decision can be taken on whether they should be included in the revised strategy. Those deemed suitable and appropriate will then go out to public consultation.
“It’s important to have an up-to-date understanding of all the sites to understand how we can all work together to produce a development plan which will support everybody in York for the next 15 or 20 years,” said Coun Dave Merrett , cabinet member for transport, planning and sustainability.
The response forms can be found at york.gov.uk until the October 12 deadline, and are also available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org , phoning 01904 552135 or 552136, and at the council offices at Guildhall and St Leonard’s Place.