Consent given for hotel at historic city centre site

Plans for a new hotel on York’s historic Micklegate have been approved by City of York Council.

The North Star and Micklegate Developments proposal for a 62 bed-boutique hotel was given the green light, following previous amendments to the scheme to ensure it was in keeping with its surroundings.

A spokesman for North Star said: “It’s great news that the Planning Committee recognised the benefits that these plans will bring and approved our application.

“The new building will replace a detractor on this magnificent street and vastly improve the street scene and local environment, as well as representing a major investment in York City Centre.”

Plans to redevelop the site on Micklegate – the former Jinnah Restaurant, Minster Car and van Hire and Bar 127 buildings – were first put forward in February 2019.

Following feedback from residents, the council and other interested parties, a full redesign of the proposals took place and the Bar 127 building was removed from the plans.

The design overhaul followed discussions with the council officers, and other stakeholders, to create a contemporary, yet medieval inspired building by York-based architects Vincent and Brown.