PLANS to transform a forgotten corner of a York suburb in to a community garden have taken a step forward.

As previously reported by The Press, The Lanes Community Garden is a bid by a group in Clifton to transform a triangle of derelict land at the end of Pembroke Street in to a green oasis for people who live in the surrounding terraced streets, where outside space is at a premium.

A committee of seven people, including ward councillor Danny Myers, and headed by local artist Hatti McKenzie, have joined forces to help fundraise and make their idea become a reality.

Residents turned out at the site on Saturday to share their views and see plans drawn up by Hatti showing what the garden could look like.

The land is believed to be council owned and the group estimate it could take about £10,000 to clear it of concrete and rubble and build raised beds and planters to be filled with dwarf fruit trees and other plants. For information email or call 07740188514 or go to