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Forest Green Rovers resubmit stadium plans

Forest Green Rovers FC’s plans for a new 5,000-seater carbon neutral stadium have been resubmitted for planning permission.

The EFL League Two club hopes to build the all-wooden stadium on land near junction 13 of the M5 near Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK.

Stroud District councillors voted against the proposal in June, citing concerns over noise, traffic and the impact on the landscape.

Plans also included a car park for 1,700 vehicles and two full size grass practice pitches. These plans have now been slightly amended.

Zaha Hadid Architects won the competition to design the new ground in 2016.

Club chairman Dale Vince said on his Facebook page:

Eco Park is back in planning – we’ve resubmitted, decision expected Oct (maybe). 

Documents submitted show that it is essentially the same plan as before, with one minor amendment.

That will see one of the two practice and training pitches included as part of the development changed to an all-weather surface.

In the letter accompanying the revised application, the club said:

This change was made in order to enable use of the pitch by local football clubs, thereby directly addressing the lack of sports provision within the district.

Image courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects.

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