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Details of Monks Cross stores backed by planners
8:50am Wednesday 12th September 2012 in News
PLANNERS have backed detailed proposals for a huge £90 million retail development on the edge of York.
Oakgate (Monks Cross) Ltd secured permission from City of York Council in May for new John Lewis and Marks & Spencer stores at Monks Cross, alongside a 6,000-seat stadium for York City FC and York City Knights and community facilities.
The developers have since confirmed Next will occupy the third unit at the complex, and its reserved matters planning application for the retail element of the scheme – which covers areas such as the appearance and layout of the stores – has been recommended for approval when the council’s planning committee meets next week.
Four restaurants and four retail kiosks, as well as a boulevard and a central walkway linking the stores to the Monks Cross Park&Ride site, will also be included in the scheme on land next to Jockey Lane, Kathryn Avenue and Martello Way, and work is set to start in the autumn if councillors rubber-stamp the proposals next week.
A separate application dealing with the design of the stadium will be submitted at a later date.