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York Minster is the centre of Christian life in the North of England, a place of prayer and pilgrimage, and one of the best known buildings in the United Kingdom. It is a magnet that draws people to visit the City of York from all corners of the globe.

The Minster sits within a ‘Precinct’ which contains Dean’s Park, the Minster School, a Library and Archive, homes for Minster Clergy, a Stoneyard and Minster offices which all support the day-to-day running and care of the Minster.

Why do we need a masterplan?

The Minster is preparing a masterplan to explore how the Precinct could evolve in the future to meet the changing needs of its community and visitors. It is a sensitive and complex area of the city and its future care must be planned for carefully.
The intention is the masterplan will be adopted as part of the City’s planning policy. It will provide the Minster with a clear strategy for the next twenty years and will be used to secure funding for individual projects.

We are working with the City of York Council, Historic England, a wide range of stakeholders and the community to get the best plan in place. We are at a very early stage, and this exhibition explains what we hope to achieve through the masterplan process.

Your ideas, suggestions and thoughts will help to shape the masterplan – your next chance for input will be available in person on Friday 17 May – Saturday 18 May or online via this page from 1pm on Friday 17 May until Sunday 16 June.


York Minster Precinct Neighbourhood Plan Consultation 2019

The consultation is now live.  Click below to download the latest proposals and design concepts for the plan.

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Have your say

Your feedback will help shape the future of the York Minster Precinct.  Please click below to go to our secure online survey.

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ARCHIVE: Original masterplanning document from May 2018

Download the initial masterplanning proposal - set out in May 2018 ahead of its public consultation - below


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