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Monks Cross planning decision imminent


12:01am 15th May 2012

A decision on York’s biggest planning application for almost a decade is due this Thursday, as the full application to deliver a Community Stadium for York is considered by city councillors.

The Monks Cross South enabling development and Community Stadium planning application will be heard at the Park Inn on North Street this Thursday 17th May, starting at 10.00am. The application represents the opportunity of a generation, according to the city’s council leader, Coun. James Alexander.

He says:

“This is a huge moment and a hugely important application for the city.  The decision is not a foregone conclusion, so it’s really important that those in support of a Community Stadium, and the significant city-wide community benefits, retail opportunities and new jobs associated with this, make their voices heard now.

“It’s important for such an important development that councillors hear from those that support the application as well as from those who don’t.  Often it is only those who oppose schemes that make their voices heard, but for the sake of jobs and growth in this city, councillors need representations from those in favour too.

“Those in support need to fight for this as it represents a positive future for our sports clubs as well as for York residents, whether through sporting activity or through employment.

“As I’ve said before, turning this down is likely to turn down investment in our city for years and years to come and send the message that York is closed for business, and that would be disastrous for the city”.

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