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Bootham Crescent Site Planning Meeting

13th August 2020

A final planning meeting is set to take place today, 13th August, regarding the development of York City Football Club’s current home, the 4.25 acre Bootham Crescent site in York city centre.

After a journey that has spanned almost two decades, an application for a 93 property scheme made by Persimmon Homes will be taken to City of York Council’s full planning committee with a recommendation for approval.

Although much beloved, Bootham Crescent cannot be the long term home of York City Football Club. In 2004, Chairman Jason McGill successfully negotiated to buy back Bootham Crescent, after it was sold by previous Chairman Douglas Craig, however there was a condition that the club would have to move to a new stadium within an agreed timeframe.

YCFC board member Ian McAndrew, who has worked on the project since its inception, said: “During the 19 years since the Bootham Crescent site was sold and reclaimed, there have been many twists and turns in the journey to a new home.

“Although the club will leave Bootham Crescent, we have worked hard to ensure York City FC’s historic legacy will remain at the Bootham Crescent development site, after the club moves on and look forward to sharing details in due course.”

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