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Nottingham Forest submit revised stadium plans

English Championship football club Nottingham Forest have submitted a revised planning application for the redevelopment of the City Ground.

The rejigged application has been sent to Rushcliffe Borough Council and a decision on the project is expected in the next few months.

A Nottingham Forest spokesperson said:

The club is pleased to confirm that further planning documents have now been submitted to Rushcliffe Borough Council. We will continue to work with our specialist advisers and in partnership with the local councils to move this important application through the planning process. We hope to be able to update supporters on the outcome of the application in late summer.

Work had been due to get underway on the stadium last summer, starting with knocking down and rebuilding the Peter Taylor Stand but it was delayed because of Covid.

The latest submission is for a hybrid planning application comprising full planning permission for the redevelopment of the Peter Taylor Stand (including the demolition of existing buildings/structures), new public realm, replacement club shop, car parking and associated works and outline planning permission for up to 170 residential units including flexible uses at ground floor (approval for access, layout and scale).

The initial scheme proposed the creation of a new three-tier stand with a 10,000 capacity.

The new Peter Taylor Stand would see the introduction of world-class facilities including a museum, a new club shop, a range of hospitality lounge options and restaurants and executive boxes.

In addition to this there will be new spacious concourses for general-admission supporters as well as improved facilities for supporters with disabilities and a substantial increase in wheelchair spaces.

The new, modern, state-of-the-art structure will see The City Ground’s capacity become the highest in the East Midlands, reaching 38,000 after completion.