Local News

Success! Massive Storage Unit on Water Lane Rejected

We are delighted to inform you that the application for a massive 10m tall steel walled self-storage facility on Water Lane – neighbouring residential properties - was rejected on 09/08/2018 by the City of York Council’s Area Planning Committee. 

How to "Live Well York"

City of York Council, working alongside York CVS, Age UK, Explore York and Healthwatch York has created “Live Well York”, a new on-line website which collates information and advice to help residents to enjoy healthy, active and independent lives.

Economic strategy report reflects a booming York - and the problems of success

York’s Conservative-led administration has put forward a robust response to a council report warning of the dangers of York’s lower-wage economy by pledging to continue to push forward long-term city developments which will reap significant economic benefits and help position York as “the intelle

Government confirms £780m East Coast Mainline investment

The Government has confirmed that a major upgrade to the East Coast Main Line through York will go ahead, part of a £750m upgrade that will see a major investment in new platforms, tracks, signals and junctions, to be completed in the early 2020s.

You said, we listened: More frontline street cleaning services for York

Cleaner streets being at the top of most residents’ list of frontline priorities, York’s Conservative-led council has invested a significant portion of last year’s budget underspend  new street-cleaning equipment, which has just been delivered and ready to be put to use.

Work on new grassroots football pitches to begin soon

Planning permission approval for the development of eight new football pitches and a clubhouse on grazing land near Askham Bar means that work can begin on these much needed sporting facilities by the end of summer.

New licensing schemes in view for HMO's

City of York Council is preparing a new inspection programme with a revised licensing fee schedule to support new laws regarding the regulation of houses of multiple occupancy (HMOs), which come into effect on 1 October of this year.