City Developments

Castle Gateway

City Developments

Castle Gateway

The Castle Gateway area sits on the site of the former York Castle at the confluence of the River Ouse and River Foss. Covering an area from to Coppergate to the north, Piccadilly to the east, St George’s Field to the south and the River Ouse to the west.

In 2018 an ambitious ‘masterplan’ for the Castle Gateway area was approved by the council’s executive, balancing many views and interests following public engagement, along with the history and heritage of the area, and the technical, planning and commercial possibilities of the site.

Since 2018, planning approvals have been secured for a residential scheme on Castle Mills including a new riverside park and pedestrian/cycle bridge, and for a multi-storey car park on Saint George’s Field. Proceeding with each scheme is subject to individual business case and replacement parking review. The council continue to work with stakeholders in the city to ensure that the masterplan delivers the best outcomes for city.

A planning application has been submitted to transform the Castle Car Park and Eye of York into a new, world-class public space including a new park and landscaping, several open public spaces, a performance space for music, theatre and public speaking, various new pathways around Clifford’s Tower.

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Key benefits:

  • New public space and family friendly space
  • Development of cultural offering
  • Ability to host events throughout the year

Plans submitted: In February 2022 a planning application for Castle and Eye of York was submitted.

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