My York Central is the public engagement process to shape the future of the York Central. My York Central goes beyond conventional community consultation through creating a sustained long-term conversation which opens up creative ideas and where influence comes through sharing responsibility for the area and its future. Getting involved in My York Central will be active, challenging and fun.
My York Central – the story so far…
2018: My York Central launched in Spring 2018 with the Festival of York Central. Following the end of the York Central Exhibition we drew out a Vision, a Big Ideas summary and key Principles to guide the development of York Central.
In March and April 2018 we ran the Festival of York Central. We kicked off by calling for any questions anyone had about York Central. We then used the questions to develop four weeks worth of events exploring York Central from lots of different angles. You can read about the events and what happen on our blog.
From these events we ran weekly open anyalsis workshops to pull together Open Briefs – working documents around key areas: Public Space, Home, Work and Movement.
2019: This led to a masterplan which was passed in outline through the Council Planning Committee on 25th March 2019.
2020: The planning application for the detail of the major infrastructure including the new bridge and the central road was submitted in April 2020. A community-led group called York Central Co-Owned (YoCo) are forming to take forward the ideas from My York Central into a neighbourhood on York Central. There is much still to be shaped and decided, so a new phase of My York Central is launched.
My York Central | Big Ideas, Principles and Vision
Following the end of the York Central Exhibition we tagged all the post it notes and drew out a Vision, a Big Ideas summary and key Principles to guide the development of York Central. You can download the whole document.
You can also read it online via these links:
York Central Partnership Prelude: How will the York Central Partnership use the My York Central summary?
My York Central: How were the Big Ideas, Principles and Visions were produced and how will they be used?
Big Ideas: My York Central
Principles: My York Central
Vision: My York Central
York Central Partnership Annex: Planning Application Engagement context