£9m university sports village wins go-ahead

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A MULTI-MILLION pound sports facility at one of Yorkshire’s leading universities has been given the go-ahead.

Proposals for the £9m sports village have been approved by members of York Council’s planning committee.

The development at York University will feature a competition-standard eight-lane 25-metre pool, a learner pool and a gym, as well as a full-size Astroturf pitch and three further five-a-side pitches.

Up to 30 new jobs are due to be created and facilities will be open to university students and staff, as well as the public.

The complex will be built as part of the university’s £750m expansion of its Heslington East campus.

Construction work is scheduled to start in the spring, and the facilities are due to open in July next year.

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