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Council wants your views on the York’s most important plan for a generation

A six-week consultation on the latest draft of York’s Local Plan – which identifies what and how land can be used – starts today. Homes in the city will receive a special edition of the Our City publication over the next two weeks, which explains the plan and how to have your say. The full version of the Local Plan

Written on 18th September 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Current Issues, News

Election: Reaction


Commenting on the General Election outcome, the President of York & North Yorkshire Chamber said:  “I’d like to congratulate the MPs across North Yorkshire on their election victory and look forward to working with all to ensure that business and the economy remain priorities. As the dust settles on the formation of the next government I would particularly welcome commitment

Written on 12th June 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Current Issues, Economy, Lobbying, media, News

Coppergate bus lane proposed


Comments are being invited on plans for a bus lane on Coppergate in York city centre. Traffic restrictions have been in place on Coppergate since the 1960s, but enforced infrequently. The council’s Executive has approved the reintroduction of automatic number plate recognition cameras (ANPR) to enforce the restrictions. A draft Traffic Regulation Order provides details of the restrictions to be

Written on 15th August 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Current Issues, Lobbying, News, Retail, Transport

Top business boss gives mastercraft on leadership


A York business audience received some top tips in leadership recently. York & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce heard from successful businessman Barry Dodd at a lunch event in York this month. Barry, currently chairman of the local enterprise partnership and Lord-Lieutenant for North Yorkshire, told Chamber members that, to remain successful in business, they should remember eight key words

Written on 15th April 2016Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Current Issues, News, Skills

Chamber responds to Central scheme proposal

York Central

York Chamber has responded to the consultation on plans to develop the land around the city’s railway station. Known as ‘York Central’, the site was designated an enterprise zone last year and the local authority has recently been seeking views on creating a mixed used scheme of housing, office, leisure and retail.  Views of Chamber members were gathered via the

Written on 23rd February 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in construction, Current Issues, infrastructure, Lobbying, News, property

Please take our survey to improve the economy


Fieldwork is now underway for the Chamber’s Quarterly Economic Survey. We ask that you spare a few minutes to tell us about your current business conditions and help the Chamber’s lobbying activity. Please click here to complete the survey. The Chamber is regularly asked for data by MPs, Civil Servants and the Bank of England and by completing the QES

Written on 22nd February 2016Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Current Issues, Economy, News, News story1, Skills, Survey

New tourism campaign welcomed


York & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce has welcomed the announcement, being made today, that a new national marketing campaign for York is to be launched. The announcement is being made today (20 Jan) by Visit York, at its annual conference at the Racecourse.  It will be welcomed by many businesses across the city affected by the recent floods.  The floods

Written on 20th January 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Current Issues, Economy, News, Retail