Published: 19th Aug 2020

Homes England and Network Rail have confirmed they will be investing £77m to ensure that York’s new city centre quarter development goes ahead. The government funding, subject to planning approval, will enable vital infrastructure to connect the site, including a bridge over the East Coast mainline railway. The infrastructure improvements will unlock brownfield land with significant access problems and allow the development of up to 3,705 homes. It will also the development of up to 1.2m square feet of commercial development including 80% Grade A offices and improved access to the National Railway Museum. A reserved matters planning application for the first phase has already been submitted to City of York Council for a new main road entrance to the development site. Homes England and Network Rail hope work can start on site in 2021, while recognising that Covid-19 may slow progress. ‘This is fantastic news for York and it … (To read the full article, subscribe below)