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Green light for Forest Green Rovers’ eco stadium

Forest Green Rovers have been given the green light to build their new sustainable stadium after being granted outline planning permission on Wednesday night.

After submitting revised plans to Stroud District Council, having seen the first attempt rejected back in June, the council’s planning committee voted in favour of the designs, with six in favour and four against.

Eco Park, designed by Zaha Hadid, will be a 5,000 capacity state-of-the-art wooden stadium on Junction 13 of the M5, along with landscaped parking and two pitches, one of which will be a 4G playing surface, with access for the local community.

Chairman Dale Vince said that the ‘right decision’ had been made and said that the best case for seeing the stadium come to fruition would be at least three years.

Image courtesy of Zaha Hadid architects