YorkAstro Planning Recommended for Refusal

The Orion Nebula, as viewed from the Green Belt in York.

We’d love to show you Astronomical views such as this Orion Nebula over winter, but it is looking possible that York Council may not let us.

Our Planning Application has had a recommendation for refusal by York Council’s Officers and the Planning Committee will meet this Thursday to decide on our application.

The York Press has written about it here and we’re getting a lot of strong support in their comments:


If anyone is able to comment in support of our move to Beetle Bank Open Farm, it would be greatly appreciated.

Here’s the Planning Officer’s report:


If you are able to help in any other way, don’t hesitate to contact us via email at info@yorkastro.org.uk

YorkAstro Planning Application Published

City of York Council have finally published our planning application to site the YorkAstro Observatory at Beetle Bank Farm.

The application can be seen here:

Alternatively, visit the Planning site here:
And use the reference number “18/01411/FUL” as the search term.

If you wish to comment (and please do) you will need to register etc. Please comment ASAP as the decision is due on 13th August! There are location plans and our planning statement on the CYC website.