Revisions to the Castle and Eye of York planning application

1. INTRODUCTION A planning application for a new public space at the Castle and Eye of York was submitted in February. You can view the planning application and responses to the statutory planning consultation via the Planning Portal quoting reference number 22/00209/FULM. The responses are currently being considered by the local planning authority. In response … Read more

Castle & Eye of York Planning Application: Frequently Asked Questions

1.   INTRODUCTION Thank you to everyone who has engaged with the Castle and Eye of York planning application that has been submitted. We have received several comments and questions and we wanted to share answers to as many of them as we can in this blog. As well as reading this blog you can also … Read more

Plans have been submitted!: New Public Spaces in the Castle and Eye of York

The planning application for the new public spaces in Castle Gateway and the Eye of York has been submitted. Join us to explore the designs. We have two events coming up – one online and one on the ground in the Castle Gateway area. The Castle Gateway Plans Online – Facebook Live 16th Febraury, 6-7pm … Read more

The Eye of York and The Green Howards Memorial – a Regimental View

By Major David J Nicholson – The Green Howards, Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own Yorkshire Regiment Background to the Green Howards Memorial On the 25th May 1904 in the presence of the Lord Mayor of York, the Sheriff and the Corporation, Major General Sir Leslie Rundle unveiled the obelisk, which was erected in the memory … Read more

The Eye of York: How to combine active uses, trees and planting?

The design proposals for the Eye of York – the space between the Female Prison, the Debtors Prison (York Castle Museum) and the Court – have brought into focus a choice about the space and its specific character within the reshaped Castle Gateway. The current grass roundabout known as the Eye of York facilitates traffic … Read more

The Eye of York

What is the space now? This area is enclosed by York Crown Court and York Castle Museum, made up of the Debtor’s Prison and the Female Prison. It currently has a roughly-circular grass area with a tree located centrally, and a tarmac road around this providing service access to the Museum and the courts. Outside … Read more