Fonds CAS - Castle Area Campaign Group

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Castle Area Campaign Group


  • 2001-21 July 2006 (Creation)

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The Castle Area Campaign Group was founded in around 2001, as a protest group against City of York Council's proposed Coppergate II development. Had the development gone ahead, it would have been the biggest single development ever undertaken in York, with a footprint 1½ times that of York Minster. The proposal was to convert the car park area close to Clifford's Tower, and a large part of Piccadilly, into residential housing and shop units.

In around 2006 the plans were shelved by City of York Council.

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Papers relating to the Castle Area Campaign Group's involvement in the proposals for Coppergate II including letters, newsletters, promotional materials, planning documents, press cuttings and photographs taken during the campaign. Also includes some additional promotional materials relating to the opposition to Monks Cross 2 campaign.


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Material is available subject to the usual terms and conditions of access to Archives and Local History collections.

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Images are supplied for private research only at the Archivist's discretion. Please note that material may be unsuitable for copying on conservation grounds. Researchers who wish to publish material must seek copyright permission from the copyright owner.

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  • English

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    Intellectual property rights of promotional and photographic material of the Group remain with the Castle Area Campaign Group. Permission must be sought before using any of these materials for Explores own promotional purposes.

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