Background

A consortium led by Greenwich Leisure Ltd (GLL) is preparing detailed proposals for a new community stadium, community and leisure facilities and aims to submit a planning application in December. Before that happens, we want to know what the local community thinks of the plans. Please let us know what you think by filling in a feedback form here.

In May 2012, outline planning consent was granted for the new Community Stadium site as part of the adjacent retail development, the Vangarde Shopping Park, which is now open.

The Proposals

The proposals not only provide an increased capacity  stadium, but also a community hub, leisure complex, pool and gym, plus new shops and restaurants. The community hub will be the first of its kind in York and will provide bespoke facilities for York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, York St John University, Be Independent CIC and Explore York Libraries and Archives Ltd.

A new community stadium

A new community stadium for York will also deliver high-quality conferencing and hospitality facilities and a new covered fan-zone, allowing supporters to enjoy the build up to the match.

Professional sports clubs now need to generate income on non-match days. Therefore, a modern stadium will provide facilities for conferences and other events.

Community Hub

The community hub within the stadium will be the first of its kind in the city and will focus on providing health and wellbeing services for York residents and visitors. The hub will offer bespoke facilities for long-standing partners of the project including the York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, York St John University, Be Independent (CIC) and Explore York Libraries and Archives Ltd.

Sport & fitness

A new leisure centre will replace the existing Waterworld and Fitness Centre with an offer that appeals to all ages.

Retail & leisure

To help fund the development of a new 8,000 capacity stadium, community hub and leisure complex, and to create a key family leisure destination for the north of England, a number of retail units, two restaurants and a cinema are proposed.

Have your say

We’re keen to know what you think about the proposals for a new Community Stadium, leisure complex and community hub before we submit a planning application.

Please fill in the feedback form opposite and return it to the freepost address overleaf, or email your comments to emily.pattinson@resolvepublicaffairs.co.uk

 

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