Castle Gateway: What’s been happening and what’s happening next?

Andy Kerr, Project Manager for the Castle Gateway Project, City of York Council My Castle Gateway’s purpose is to open up the process of regenerating an area so that it works for York – to put York residents and businesses at the centre of something usually developed by experts behind closed doors. This masterplan development … Read more

My Castle Gateway Stage Two: Working with issues as tools

By Phil Bixby Having done a large number of different public events – guided walkabouts in day and night, meetings, photography walks and events with local partners – we frequently get asked “how is this going to affect what actually happens?” Firstly, the Open draft brief we produced – which drew out the themes from … Read more

Not easy on foot: Fishergate to Bishopthorpe Road via Castle Gateway

By Susan Major In Step 2 My Castle Gateway process we’re seeking to address key challenges that arise from our Draft Brief. The aim is to understand the issues better so we can refine the brief and openly address disagreements and tensions. Below is a blog by Susan Major who took part in our Public … Read more

Open Draft / Castle Gateway: What matters about the area to the people who use it? What would they like to do there in the future?

Introduction: Welcome to the open draft of the My Castle Gateway Brief. Drawing on the My Castle Gateway events, interviews and online archive of public contributions, we focus on what matters to people about the area and what they’d like to be able to do there. This document will inform the Masterplanners working on the … Read more