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Bristol City Stadium Redevelopment Given Major Boost

Wed 20th Nov 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Bristol City’s plans to redevelop Ashton Gate received a major boost yesterday after it was announced that their plans had been recommended for approval by local councillors.

In a statement released by the club, a Bristol Sport Limited (BSL) spokesman said: “We are pleased that officers are recommending the approval of the Ashton Gate redevelopment planning application, due to go before committee on Wednesday, November 27th at City Hall (4pm start).

If the plans are approved, the redevelopment will see the capacity of the ground increase from 21,500 to 27,000, with the Williams and Wedlock stands being replaced and incorporating a new conference, exhibition and entertainment centre for the city.

“Whilst the recommendation for approval is very welcome and a significant step forward in the overall process, it is also essential that the basis on which any planning is granted must be implementable and financially viable,” the statement contined.

“The redevelopment of Ashton Gate would be a major catalyst for South Bristol in generating a significant number of full and part-time jobs during construction and on completion, thanks to the significant investment of private funds.

“The project will also deliver massively improved facilities for Bristol City Community Trust’s work with youth groups, schoolchildren and the local community.

“This is a major opportunity for Bristol City Council to demonstrate its support for local sports clubs and provide a major boost for South Bristol.

“At the conclusion of this planning process the Board of Bristol City Football Club will be in a position to make a considered choice between stadium construction at either Ashton Gate or Ashton Vale.”

Posted by: Aaron Gourley

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