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Community-led housing on York Central

August 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

York Central is the large piece of land between the railway station and Water End. A partnership of City of York Council, Network Rail, the National Railway Museum and Homes England is developing the site for housing and commercial space. To help develop the plans, a public engagement process called My York Central was undertaken in March and April, leading to a Vision, a summary Big Ideas and Principles. We are now exploring the ideas in more depth through a series of events. All very welcome.

6-8pm, Monday 20th August, York Explore, Museum Street
Book your free place here or email myorkcentral@gmail.com

Affordable housing was one of the biggest issues from the public engagement at the Festival of York Central. There is a pledge to deliver 20% affordable housing within the development proposals but how can local people take a lead in developing ideas which go beyond this?

Can we learn from Leeds Community Homes and Yorspace and look for models of home-building and tenure which open up opportunities to create additional homes which suit the financial (and other) needs of different people? Can we look for ways of providing homes which differ from developers’ standard offer? What about co-housing, shared ownership, self-build?

This will be a workshop session with talks by a number of people who can bring expertise and practical experience to the discussion, who will also be there to facilitate debate and help us finish with concrete next steps which we can take together.

Guests will include:-
Jimm Reed – CoHo
James Newton – Yorspace

This event is held in partnership with York Explore


August 20, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


York Central Partnership
York Explore


York Explore Library
Library Square, Museum Street
York, YO1 7DS
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