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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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The ‘Publication Draft’ Proposals

The ‘Publication Draft’ documentation

To download the Local Plan Publication Draft document in full, click here.

For the full list of documents, including proposals maps and appendices, click here.

For the further published evidence documents, which are used to support the Plan, click here.

 

The Proposals Maps

Click on any of the below for the links to the relevant proposals maps:

City Wide Proposals Map (North)

City Wide Proposals Map (South)

City Centre Proposals Map (Insert)

 

The Key Proposals 

The key ‘Publication Draft’ proposals as Julian sees them are:

Large scale strategic housing sites remain in the Plan, including the incredibly controversial proposed new towns to be known as Whinthorpe and Clifton Gate, as well substantial urban extensions at Haxby & Wigginton, Copmanthorpe, Boroughbridge Road, Huntington, Osbaldwick and Heworth Without.

Substantial village extensions in Strensall, Skelton, New Earswick, Dunnington, Rufforth, Elvington and Wheldrake (where a completely new housing site has been proposed in addition to what was already in the Plan).

A further 840 acres of land to be removed from the greenbelt and ‘safeguarded’ for future long term development, including a 240 acre site at Earswick and several others at Strensall, ‘Clifton Gate’, Haxby, Copmanthorpe, Elvington, Northminster Business Park, Dunnington, Wheldrake, Grimston Bar, Escrick and Moor Lane, Woodthorpe (which has been ‘downgraded’ from a housing site in the last draft of the Plan).

Removal of the proposal for a 7 pitch Travellers site in Elvington village, but the continuation of the proposal for 3 pitches for Travelling Showpeople in the village.

A new 30 pitch Travellers site proposed on Wetherby Road, Rufforth, immediately south of the Harewood Whin Waste facility and a 15 pitch Travellers site in Naburn, immediately south of the York Designer Outlet.

5 industrial sized solar farms in and around the Harewood Whin site in Rufforth and 2 more at Stockton Hermitage.

A policy for further renewable energy developments, including ‘areas of search’ for potential wind turbines on the greenbelt.

An extension of the development timetable from 15 to 25 years for some of the larger sites like Whinthorpe. This partly accounts for the misleading impression given by the Council that they have scaled back their ambitions for growth. The reality is that they are still proposing over 21,000 houses but now over a slightly longer period than the 15 year life of the Plan and with the ‘safeguarded’ there is a very real prospect of much more development to follow after 2030.

The Proposals In Full

We are in the process of producing a full list of all proposals by ward to assist in point residents in the direction of those proposals nearest to them. This will be posted here in due course.