STADIUM PLANS APPROVED FOR BRISTOL CITY

Revised plans for Bristol City Football Club's new 30,000 all-seater stadium have been given the green light from Bristol City Council.

Following a refusal three months ago, the Coca-Cola Championship club had to resubmit their plans at the latest meeting which was a success with councillors voting 8:1 in favour of the amended plans.

The site at Ashton Vale on which the £92 million stadium is planned to be built is on greenbelt land which means the next hurdle will be for the club to take their plans to the local government authorities for approval.

Despite the plans needing approval from the local authorities Colin Sexstone, the Chief Executive at Bristol City Football Club, was delighted with the latest developments to come from the meeting.

“This is very good news,” Sexstone said. “It’s a big hurdle to go through but we realise there are more hurdles to go.

“The club remains absolutely passionate and committed to this vitally important project.

“In my opinion, it is a beacon of economic light at a time of unending gloom and provides real hope for our young people.

“It’s a unique opportunity to create a facility for the whole area, to provide pride and lasting benefits.”

Posted on 11/02/2010