Land West of Knapton Plan

A New Community Woodland for our Parish


City of York Council have announced the purchase of land West of Knapton for the purpose of creating Community Woodland. This is a significant part of the Council’s plan for York to become carbon neutral by 2030. It is anticipated that over time 50,000 trees will be planted over the next few years, and plans include a children’s play area, wildflower meadows, footpaths and trails and a café area.

The land concerned can be seen on the Map, outlined in red. No detailed plans on layout and design have yet been formulated. City of York Council’s lead on Climate Change, Cllr Paula Widdowson spoke to the Parish Council at our last meeting at which the Parish Council requested representation on any steering group responsible for developing the detailed plans. We have been promised full consultation at all stages of the project.

We believe that this project will be of overall benefit to the Parish but as always it is the detail that is important.

We will endeavour to update this article as the project progresses. In the meantime, you can find out more or register for regular updates on the City of York Council website.