Live updates

Out-of-town development 'makes no sense'

Council leaders in York admit businesses in the city centre will suffer following the decision to approve a controversial out-of-town shopping centre and sports stadium.

A new John Lewis store will open at Monks Cross on the outskirts of the city along with a Marks and Spencer store. The shopping scheme will help fund a new sports stadium for York City and the city's rugby league club.

Adam Sinclair from the Chamber of Trade says the plans make no sense, but Councillor James Alexander defended York City Council's decision.

  1. Tim Backshall

There's controversy over a decision to approve an out of town shopping development in York. Business leaders and the council are at odds.

John Lewis store that will be built at the new York out of town development Credit: York City Council

A new John Lewis store will open at Monks Cross on the outksirts of the city along with a Marks and Spencer store. The council has defended its decision but the local Chamber of Trade says it makes no sense

The new football and rugby league stadium planned for York Credit: York City Council

The shopping scheme will help fund a new sports stadium for York City and the city's rugby league club.

Advertisement