Story by Victoria Prest in The Press.
York’s biggest brownfield site has been given “Enterprise Zone” status, in what city leaders are calling a “game-changing” announcement by the Government.
Chancellor George Osborne set out his Autumn Statement and named York Central – or the Teardrop site – as one of the 26 new zones nationwide.
City officials have welcomed it as a significant milestone in the decades-long push to redevelop the site – which could deliver a major jobs and homes boost for the city.
Cllr Keith Aspden, the deputy leader of City of York Council said: “This is a game-changing development for York Central and the wider local economy. In many ways York has a thriving economy, but its’ potential is held back by the lack of quality office space in the city centre.
“For many growing businesses in the city and beyond, York Central would be an exceptional location with the rail links intrinsic to the site and ease of connectivity to cities such as London, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and other cities in the UK that this provides.”
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