The much delayed outdoor velodrome at the University of York is set to gain approval at a Planning meeting which is taking place tomorrow.
York Council taxpayers are contributing £200,000 towards the project which is described in Council budget papers as a “closed cycle circuit”.
The application is for the construction of a 250m-long, 7m-wide, tarmac surfaced, outdoor “velodrome”.
The track would be oval-shaped and banked at each end. The base of the track and the central oval would be at existing ground level.
The banking at each end would rise to 4m above existing ground level and have a gradient of approximately 18%. The track profile would be achieved by creating earth banking to support the track.
The bank would be topped by a 2m-wide footpath for spectator viewing. A handrail and fence along the top of the bank would provide protection for spectators.
The centre of the oval would be partly hard surfaced and partly grassed.