The York Council says that the next stage of it’s work with York residents to design the homes, streets and open spaces planned for the city is underway, and everyone is welcome to get involved.
The latest workshops will inform our architects of local priorities before they start work at the drawing boards, and are open to all residents to join in. The next phase of these engagement events will be for Ordnance Lane, Duncombe Barracks and Burnholme site.
David Mikhail, is the founding director of our architect Mikhail Riches and is the design director for the sites coming forward in City of York Council’s Housing Delivery Programme. He said: “Our design team and City of York Council are eager to learn from the people who live, work or study in the area.
“We believe in co-design and know that collaborating with people on our projects helps us to design and build a better place: a new place that belongs to the neighbourhood right from the start.”
Tom Brittain, assistant director of housing and safer communities, said: “The three-stage engagement events for the council-owned sites will be guided by our housing design manual (www.york.gov.uk/housingdesignmanual). We want to encourage as many people as possible to continue to support these sessions so that they can help create the homes and settings for them that they want to see.”
The event at Hospital Fields Road will be the first for this site and will start conversations between residents and our architects from Mikhail Riches. This will include asking residents about the area and what they want from the homes, streets and open spaces on the site, as has already been done for Duncombe Barracks and Burnholme.
The events at Duncombe Barracks and Burnholme will be detailed, one-day workshops, with lunch provided. At them, residents can hear the ideas and priorities voiced at the first workshops held in October. They can then create 3D models of how they’d like each site to look like.
The third events are scheduled for spring 2020 for the Duncombe Barracks and Burnholme sites. At these, plans of the proposals will be drawn up and feedback on them requested, as well as from on-line surveys, ahead of planning permission being submitted.
Everyone is welcome to these next meetings as we are very keen to hear your views. They will be:
- Duncombe Barracks:
Saturday 16 November, 9:45am-5pm at St Luke’s Church Hall, Burton Stone Lane. (Book via www.eventbrite.com/e/design-workshop-duncombe-barracks-site-registration-78952614395)
Saturday 23 November, 9:45am-4:30pm at the Centre@Burnholme, Mossdale Avenue. (Book via www.eventbrite.com/e/design-workshop-burnholme-site-registration-80095145737)
- Ordnance Lane
Monday 25 November, 5-7:45pm at Cycle Heaven, Hospital Fields Road. No need to book.
For more information, please visit www.york.gov.uk/HousingDeliveryProgramme