Clifford’s Tower Campaigners Call On English Heritage To Back New Vision For The Castle Area


Clifford's Tower


From YorkMix.


Campaigners fighting the new visitor centre at Clifford’s Tower are calling on English Heritage to abandon its plans and sign up to an alternative vision for the area.

They say the charity should scrap its proposal to build the centre into the mound at the foot of the tower.

Instead they should work with City of York Council on the new vision for the Castle Gateway site unveiled last month.

Led by independent councillor Johnny Hayes, campaigners have already won the right to a judicial review hearing into the council’s decision to award planning permission for the visitor centre.

That hearing will take place at Leeds Crown Court on May 3, it has now been revealed.

Their QC Anthony Crean and solicitor Amanda Beresford are confident of winning the review and halting the construction.


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