Planning minister visits city to talk about the development of York Central

14 Mar 2013 @ 3.23 pm
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Issued by City of York Council

The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Planning, Nick Boles MP, visited Cllr James Alexander and senior council officials in York today to talk about kick starting the re-development of the largest brown field site in Europe.

York Central is located on the edge of the city centre and stretches across almost 37 hectares from York Railway station to the old British Sugar site.

Cllr James Alexander, Labour Leader of City of York Council, said: “The development of York Central is crucial so we can continue to grow the city’s economy, meet our long term office development needs and address our expanding population’s need for new homes.

“At the same time as providing these much needed jobs and homes, the development will be regenerating a very large under-used and unsightly area of land in the city.

“The potential for this site in the York Northwest area of the city is huge and through meeting Nick Boles and lobbying central Government for Critical Infrastructure Investment we hope to finally be in a position to move the York Central site forwards.”

It is hoped that Critical Infrastructure funding will be announced in the Budget at the end of March, enabling the development of economically important growth sites across the country.

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