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Forest Green Rovers stadium set for approval

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

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

Plans also include a car park for 1,700 vehicles and two full size grass practice pitches.

The plans are due to be discussed at a Stroud District Council planning committee next week.

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

Club chairman Dale Vince said detailed designs for the stadium would now be completed in about 12 months, with the venue set to be completed in three or four years.

The Zaha Hadid designed stadium had been set to be the centrepiece of a £100 million Eco Park development, but those plans have now been scrapped.

Image courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects.