A draft masterplan for the Bootham Park Hospital site in York has been published by the city council following last year’s public consultation.
Developed jointly with the York teaching Hospital NHS Trust, the masterplan proposes a viable option for the development of the site, one that meets the needs of York residents by providing care accommodation, public open space, key worker housing and more.
York residents will now be invited to contribute further to the development of the masterplan, by giving their views on the proposals so far.
NHS Property Services have recently engaged in a failed commercial sale and continue to re-market the site.
“Bootham Park remains one of the most important buildings in the city,” said Councillor Nigel Ayre, Executive Member for Finance and Performance.
“It has been central to the city’s health and wellbeing for over 250 years and we are committed to retain this important part of our heritage for the city and deliver the social value residents’ have called for.
“Through one public estate we have continued to look at the best possible uses of the site and today publish our proposed masterplan.
“We believe there are a number of available levers that will allow us to influence a positive future for the site and are disappointed that NHS Property Services have decided to immediately remarket the site.
“We call on them to work with us to deliver a masterplan that preserves this historic site and delivers value for the people of York, both now and in the future.”
The Bootham Park Masterplan Consultation will launch in September 2019.