Date: 26th September 2014 at 1:31pm
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Leaders at the City of York Council have issued a warning that the future of the community stadium is in real doubt if new plans are not supported by councillors.

“Therefore, £4 million cannot be simply removed from the proposals without a fundamental negative impact” – Tim Atkins

Senior council officials have warned leader James Alexander and chief executive Kersten England the whole project could collapse if the extra £4million of council money for a new swimming pool on the site is not secured. That would in turn leave York City Football Club homeless.

Meanwhile, Community stadium project manager Tim Atkins warned the extra £4 million needed to replace Waterworld is “inextricably” linked to the rest of the scheme.

“Therefore, £4 million cannot be simply removed from the proposals, without a fundamental negative impact on the viability of the scheme,” he commented in The Press. “This would undermine the delivery of the additional commercial and leisure offer that would bring in additional growth, jobs and a direct financial benefit to the council of c. £400,000 per annum through new business rates.”

Link: GET BEHIND STADIUM PLANS – McGILL

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