The decision has been made to build an out of town retail development in York.
That is despite traders saying it could ruin their businesses on the high street.
The city's football club are planning to move into a new stadium on the outskirts, and with that comes a huge expansion for shops at Monks Cross. That would increase the total of out-of-town shopping space to nearly the same size as Meadowhall in Sheffield.
The club say it is crucial for their future, but shop owners in the city centre say it could be the first nail in the coffin for the retail sector in the heart of the city.
The go ahead for the retail centre is subject to conditions and another meeting will be held next Wednesday.
Councillors have approved controversial plans for an out-of-town shopping scheme and new sports stadium on the outskirts of York.
It is decision day today for a controversial planned shopping scheme and new sports stadium - which has divided opinion in York.