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£10 Million Announced for York Central Development Site

Monks Cross 2 170513

11:29am 18th November 2013

£10 million has been announced to "unlock" development of the York Central site by council leader James Alexander.

Speaking at the start of York Business Week, the council leader announced the last of the £28.5 million Economic Infrastructure Fund will be spent on a bridge to allow construction vehicles to access the site.

It means an agreement has been reached between the council and Network Rail to create an access route to the site which will allow work to begin in early 2015.

It has also been announced that developers working on the British Sugar site will submit a planning application to the city council in Spring 2014, which could allow work to begin in Autumn next year. A new supermarket will also be built as part of the development which it's hoped could lead to new jobs being created.

James Alexander said a deal on developing the former Nestle site was "very close".

You can hear the council leader's full speech to business leaders below:



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