A £35m investment is being proposed during the next year for schools, roads, homes, public transport and other schemes in York.

The scheme, which represents a 20 per cent increase on last year's budget, is being proposed as part of City of York Council's first three-year plan for capital projects.

The programme is worth about £75m in money raised through Government-supported borrowing and through capital receipts such as the sale of land the council no longer needs.

The capital programme being considered as part of the 2003-2004 council budget discussions covers a range of work, including new building and improvements, smaller schemes and repairs.