A 2,500-home mixed-use development in York city centre has edged a step closer after outline plans were submitted.
York Central Partnership has put forward plans for its York Central scheme, which will see more than 2,500 homes built alongside new office, retail and leisure units.
The masterplan also includes scope for an access road, a western concourse connecting the area to York train station, a new park and the expansion of the National Railway Museum.
The local planning authority has been given 16 weeks to make a decision on whether to accept the outline plans.
If accepted, a more detailed planning application will then be submitted, with construction expected to start in 2019.
When completed, York Central is expected to create around 6,500 jobs and increase the size of York’s economy by 20 per cent.
The York Central Partnership is a collaboration between Homes England, Network Rail, the City of York Council and the National Railway Museum.
Allies & Morrsion and Arup drew up the masterplan for the scheme, with the support of Turner & Townsend, Savills and landscape architect Gustafson Porter + Bowman.
York Central Partnership project lead Tamsin Hart-Jones said: “This is a huge step forward in the delivery of York Central and in the future of York as we seek permission for the masterplan.
“A positive decision will unlock this underused piece of land and demonstrate a commitment to seeing it brought forward for the good of the city and its residents.”