The business case demonstrated that it would be possible to develop a community stadium that is cost effective and commercially sustainable.
In July 2010 a business case for the community stadium was submitted to the Council Executive. The business case demonstrated that it would be possible to develop a community stadium that is cost effective and commercially sustainable.
The executive were also asked to consider four possible locations for the community stadium as part of the business case. These were:
- Bootham Crescent
- Hull Road / Heslington East University campus
- Mille Crux / North of Nestle
- Monks Cross
The Executive agreed that Monks Cross would be the best site for the stadium.
In December 2010 a cross party Advisory Group, including project partners, was established with the first meeting taking place. This preceded York City Football Club, City of York Athletic Club and City of York Council signing a Memorandum of Understanding (on 21st December 2010) - declaring a personal commitment to the project and setting out the intentions of all parties.
In September 2011, an outline planning submission was made to City of York Council by Oakgate (Monks Cross) PLC in respect of a new retail development adjacent to the stadium site.
May 2012 saw the approval of outline planning permission for the new Community Stadium site, in the same week York City Football Club gained promotion back to the Football League and also won the FA Trophy Final.
A period of judicial review followed, where no challenge was brought, and the Council began a procurement exercise to facilitate the design, build and operation of a new stadium. In March 2015 full detailed planning consent was given for an 8,000 capacity stadium and leisure site. The procurement should now conclude in early 2017 and building will then commence.