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Julian Sturdy - Strong Voice for York Outer

Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian seeks meeting with Shepherd Group after closure announcement for Portastor of Huntington

Julian seeks meeting with Shepherd Group after closure announcement for Portastor of Huntington

I have today contacted local business the Shepherd Group, Portastor’s parent company, to request a meeting on the planned closure of this firm, so I can receive a detailed update on what this means for Portastor employees, and see if there is anything I can do to assist them at this difficult time. Portastor currently

Julian raises York youth mental health services in Parliament

Yesterday, Julian spoke about the importance of keeping waiting times for York’s youth mental...

York Press column – Action on climate change

No one following the news recently can have missed the growing prominence of climate...

Julian meets Minister for Children and Families to highlight Special Educational Needs pressures in York

Last week, Julian met with the Minister for Children and Families, Nadhim Zahawi MP,...

The ‘Further Sites’ Consultation Process

The Local Plan Further Sites consultation ran from Wednesday 4th June to Wednesday 16th July and has now closed.

However, there is nothing to stop you sending your views on the Local Plan to the Council at any time and if you have any comments which you’d like to be taken into account during the process, we recommend you submit them, either:

1. via email, to localplan@york.gov.uk and haveyoursay@york.gov.uk

2. in writing, to City of York Council, West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA.

 

Julian’s Submission to the Local Plan Further Sites consultation

Click here to view Julian’s own comprehensive submission to the consultation, to find out what he had to say about the Further Sites recommendations.

 

Next Steps

Council Officers are now tasked with examining and considering the responses to the Further Sites consultation. This work is expected to be carried out over the summer, with the draft Submission Local Plan being published in the autumn, although this timescale may be subject to delays depending on the scale of the work at hand. Once published, this document will effectively represent the Council’s final position on the Local Plan and will contain all of the proposals they are intending to pursue. It will be subject to a vote at Full Council, as well as a further city-wide consultation. The Council’s position is unlikely to change by this stage however and the consultation will be more for the benefit of the Planning Inspectors, who, once submitted, will launch a public inquiry on the Plan, expected to take place at the end of the year or in early 2015. 

 

Public Meetings

As with the previous Local Plan ‘Preferred Options’ consultation, Julian hosted a series of public Q&A meetings across the constituency on the Further Site proposals.

These included:

Saturday 23rd May  – Elvington Village Hall

Friday 30th May – Heworth Without Community Centre

Saturday 7th June – Askham Bryan Village Hall, Askham Fields Lane YO23 3QT

Saturday 7th June –  All Saints Church Hall, Poppleton YO26 6DF

Thursday 12th June –  Earswick Village Hall, Earswick Chase YO32 9FY