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Julian Sturdy - Strong Voice for York Outer

Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Local Plan

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“Welcome to my special webpage devoted to the City of York Council’s Local Plan and the proposals contained within it. Many of these proposals have been controversial to say the least and my views and my opposition to much of what has been proposed has been widely documented in the local media. However, in my role as the York Outer MP, I want to ensure that all of my constituents are equipped with the right information on everything that has been proposed in their area and how it may affect them.

“Since April 2013, when the initial draft Local Plan was first published, there have been two periods of consultation, firstly on the ‘Preferred Options’ proposals in June-July 2013 and then on the ‘Further Sites’ recommendations in June-July 2014. After reviewing the responses, the Council has now combined nearly all of the proposals from both documents and published their ‘Local Plan Publication Draft’ which almost represents their final position. It will be subject to a further consultation, expected to begin in mid-October, before being put to a vote at Full Council. If it makes it through this crucial vote, the Plan is likely to be submitted to the independent Planning Inspectors early in the New Year, who will scrutinise it through a public inquiry before making their own recommendations on whether or not the Plan can be adopted.

“In the meantime, I hope you find this page helpful and informative. The links are in descending order with those at the top relating to the most recent set of proposals (Publication Draft). It is worth noting that most of the links are still relevant, as the Plan has unfortunately changed very little since first being announced in April 2013.”

September 2014


The City of York Council have published their new Local Plan Preferred Sites 2016, including a new proposals map and supporting documents. The new proposals map can be accessed on the Council’s website, and their public consultation will be running from 18th July until 12th September.

Julian is encouraging all residents to provide the Council with feedback on their latest proposals which can be done by e-mailing them at localplan@york.gov.uk, by filling in their online survey, or by writing to them at Freepost RTEG-TYYU-KLTZ, Local Plan, City of York Council, West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA.


The ‘Publication Draft’ Proposals – Access all the information you need on the latest round of proposals, including the ‘Publication Draft’ document in full, the proposals maps, the Council’s evidence base documents and a ward by ward breakdown of the proposals, so you can see how you’ll be affected by the Local Plan.

Local Plan News – Get the latest news on what Julian’s being doing in his campaign on the Local Plan by visiting his news archive. We also advise signing up to Julian’s regular ebulletins – email julian.sturdy.mp@parliament.uk for more info.

The ‘Publication Draft’ Consultation – Find out how you can let your views be known in this latest round of the Local Plan process.

Contact Julian – Let your Local MP know what you think of the proposals or whether you have any specific concerns or queries.


The ‘Further Sites’ Proposals – Access the Further Sites document in full, find out what new and amended sites have been proposed in your area and get hold of any additional useful information.

Local Plan ‘Further Sites’ News – Get the latest news on what’s Julian’s doing in the run up to and during the Local Plan Further Sites consultation.

The ‘Further Sites’ Consultation Process – Find out how you can have your say on the proposals within the ‘Further Sites’ document.

Contact Julian – Let your Local MP know what you think of the proposals or whether you have any specific concerns or queries.


About the Local Plan – Find out why the Council have introduced the Local Plan and how and when they intend to adopt it.

Local Plan Consultation News Find out all the most recent and up to date news on what’s happening with the Council’s Local Plan consultation.

Julian’s Campaign on the Local Plan – Find out what Julian thinks about the proposals and what he’s doing to protect York’s greenbelt from unwanted development.

The Consultation Process – Find out how you can get involved in deciding what the future holds for the City of York by logging your comments or concerns with the Council.

Useful Information and Downloads – Get hold of any further information you need on the proposals, either from Julian or from the Council.

Contact Julian – Let your Local MP know what you think of the proposals or whether you have any specific concerns or queries.

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