Fossgate sign gets planning permission

Proposed metal banner

Councillors decided last night by 7 votes to 3 to approve plans to install a high level sign at the entrance to Fossgate.

The application had attracted no objections and in the end only three Labour Councillors opposed the plan.

Both Liberal Democrat representatives on the planning sub committee committee (Sue Hunter and Keith Orrell) spoke in support of the proposal

Conservation officers had opposed the sign saying it might create a precedent for other streets in the City. However the Civic Trust plan attracted support from local traders and the Merchant Adventurers Company as well as residents

The gateway sign is expected to be installed before the end of the year.

What’s on: Merchant Adventurer’s by candlelight


Date: Thur 29 and Fri 30 Oct
Time: 6.30pm, 7.30pm and 8.30pm

The Merchant Adventurers’ Hall’s popular candlelit tours return for this year’s Illuminating York.

This unique experience includes a fully guided tour by a costumed guide and provides the opportunity to experience this stunning building as it was lit centuries ago.

The tour lasts approximately 1 hour with tours at 6.30pm, 7.30pm & 8.30pm.

Tour groups will be limited to 20 people and we do ask that appropriate footwear is worn as the Hall’s floors are uneven.

Tickets: £8 (no concessions), £4 Children.
Pre-booking is advised on 01904 654818.