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    York residents are invited to see the final plans for the first developments to deliver new public spaces and change the way residents move into the city.

    City of York Council is sharing plans for a multi-storey car park at St George’s Field, a new bridge over the Foss and a residential development at Castle Mills area ahead of submitting planning applications over the next two months.  

    The proposed developments are the vital first stages to deliver the centrepiece of the vision for Castle Gateway – a new public space around Clifford’s Tower and the Eye of York.  

    The four-storey car park at St George’s Field is needed to replace the parking places which would be lost on the current Castle Car Park, and would be funded through the new residential apartment developments on the site of the now demolished Castle Mills Car Park. By moving the car park, the plan would remove a number of journeys from inside the inner ring road.

    As part of the plans a new public bridge spanning the River Foss would connect Piccadilly and the rear of the Castle Museum, opening up a planned cycle and pedestrian route along the river into town.

    Councillor Nigel Ayre, executive member for finance and performance, said:

    “This is the first stage of a masterplan which will put family-friendly public spaces, better transport links and places for York businesses to grow at the heart of the Castle Gateway.

    “The plan is built on genuine and extensive public engagement, bringing together the diverse range of views and aspirations for such an important part of our city.

    “This engagement will continue throughout the process, so please come along to the events or join the conversation online to keep shaping places which make York and even better to place to live, work and relax.”

    The plans have been refined since they were shared at public events, online and through social media in March.

    The two drop-in events feature an exhibition of the proposals and the opportunity to talk to the team about the plans. There is also the chance to take guided walks of the area to explore the developments on location:

    Saturday 1 June
    Drop-in 11am-2pm / Guided walks at 11:30am and 1pm
    Spark : York, Piccadilly

    Wednesday 5 June
    Drop-in 3pm-7pm / Guided walks at 4pm and 6pm
    Friends Meeting House, Friargate

    Residents are invited to a drop-in session or to join the conversation on twitter @MyCastlGateway , www.facebook.com/MyCastleGateway.

    You can also view the plans online from Friday 31 May at https://www.york.gov.uk/CastleGatewayMasterplanLatest

    The Castle Gateway masterplan was created after City of York Council teamed up with a local group called My Future York to develop ‘My Castle Gateway’.  The ongoing, open conversation has taken in walks, talks and conversations on social media to develop a brief and explore emerging ideas before this masterplan was finalised.