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Monks Cross and Community Staidum Development Update

York city council

5:19pm 1st May 2012
(Updated 5:21pm 1st May 2012)

The council’s leader has today received an analysis by council officers of the Regional Economic Unit’s assessment on the proposed Community Stadium and Monks Cross expansion.

The independent Regional Economic Unit assesses the economic impact of planned developments all over the region, detailing their impact on jobs and income.

Coun. James Alexander said the report he’s received shows the importance of the proposal for York and that the independent analysis of the economic impact needed to be made public. Coun. Alexander’s portfolio includes responsibility for economic development.

He says:

“A number of impact assessment reports have been produced and this one will feed into an overall analysis of the Monks Cross proposal. I needed to put my mind at ease on the economic benefits of the proposal, and this analysis does that. It is important the city’s residents know exactly what the impact would be economically should this proposal go ahead or should it be turned down.

“This is an opportunity of a generation, and the time for the city to be bold.  If this opportunity is passed up, then I’m of the opinion we can forget about development in York for a great many years.  Why would major businesses want to invest in a city with a track record for turning down major developments? It makes no sense. We need York to be open for business, and that is what my administration has prioritised since day one.

“Now is the time for people who believe in growth, new jobs and professional sports in the city to get behind these plans and a more optimistic future for our city”.

Click on the link below to see the report:

Briefing_MonksCrossSouth_CommunityStadium (doc)

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