PEOPLE in York had the chance to see £4 million plans for the city’s racecourse up close yesterday.

Earlier this month course bosses revealed their plans for a major investment in the course enclosures - the open air spectators’ area inside the track.

They want to refurbish the 100 year old listed Clock Tower - which was designed by famous York architects Brierley and Rutherford - and install new toilet blocks and and more food kiosks. The plans went on show in an exhibition at the racecourse yesterday afternoon.

Clerk of the Course, William Derby said the Course Enclosure has always been an important part of racing at York, and they wanted to improve the facilities for racegoers in that part of the course.

A planning application is currently being considered by City of York Council, and if it gets approval the new facilities should be ready for the 2018 racing season.