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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian expresses delight at Government confirmation of ring road dualling scheme

Julian expresses delight at Government confirmation of ring road dualling scheme

Julian has today received official confirmation from the Roads Minister, Baroness Vere that she has signed off on City of York Council’s bid for Government funding for the dualling of the A1237 between the Rawcliffe and Hopgrove roundabouts. Subject to the approval of the Final Business Case, the Department has agreed to contribute just under

Julian welcomes National Railway Museum funding boost and requests meeting with Housing Minister to secure York Central access funding

Julian has today welcomed the Culture Secretary’s announcement that the National Railway Museum in...

Julian welcomes Queen’s Speech 2019

Julian has welcomed the Queen’s Speech for 2019, setting out the government’s proposed draft...

Julian urges Prime Minister to support campaign to save Askham Bog

Yesterday, Julian questioned the First Secretary of State, Dominic Raab, who was standing in...

Julian welcomes Government decision to allow York Central application to progress

June 19, 2019

Julian has today received confirmation from Kit Malthouse MP, the Housing Minister, that the Government will not call in the planning application for the redevelopment of the York Central site.

It follows a meeting last week between Julian and Jake Berry MP, the Minister for the Northern Powerhouse in which he urged the Government to not add further delays to the long-awaited redevelopment. Previously Julian had written to the Secretary of State, James Brokenshire urging him to support the Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) bid needed to unlock the site. A decision on this is expected shortly now that the uncertainty over the planning application has been resolved.

 

After hearing the news, Julian said:

I am delighted that the Minister has decided to allow the redevelopment of the York Central site to progress without further unnecessary delays. The site provides a unique opportunity for our great city. This is one of the largest city-centre brownfield sites in Europe and it will deliver high spec office, leisure and retail space, with direct access in to York Station, as well as over 2500 homes.

In my meeting with Jake Berry and his officials I made it clear that the development of York Central will make a vital contribution towards the city’s long-term housing needs, including much-needed affordable housing, and do so in a way that does not add further pressure on the precious York greenbelt.

It is key that high quality infrastructure brings this project together and I will continue to push the Government to make further progress on the Council’s bid to the Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF).”