A LANDMARK planning vision for York’s future has been formally scrapped.

City of York Council has agreed to withdraw its Local Development Framework core strategy, which mapped out how the city would be developed over the next 20 years, following approval for a community stadium and two superstores at Monks Cross.

About £1.1 million was spent on the strategy between 2006 and 2012, but a Government inspector raised “significant concerns” about it earlier this year and suspended his examination for six months. The council will now produce a new plan, although timescales have yet to be confirmed.

Council leader James Alexander told said national planning policy changes and issues raised by inspector David Vickery meant the original framework “no longer stacks up for York’s current and future needs”.

He said its replacement would be able use some of the work done for the original document. He also said he wanted the new plan to be “passed with the very minimum timescales possible”