The Press quiz Council leader Ian Gillies on various development plans in York | CityLets YorkCityLets York

He discusses PROGRESS on York Central, on the York local plan, on finding a new use for the Castle car park – and even on the community stadium. It’s all happening in York at the moment.

But there are problems, too: more and more empty shops, some of the most potholed streets in the country, a desperate shortage of affordable housing – and a crisis in finding at the city council. With just eight months to go until the next election, we put the council’s Conservative leader, 72-year-old Ian Gillies, on the spot about some of the most important issues facing York today, in what amounts to a ‘state of the city’ interview…

To read the full interview and what he has to say, click here >