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Scunthorpe United have moved another step closer in its plans to build a new stadium after Chairman, Peter Swann announced final legal objections had been overcome.

 

The Irons proposed 12,000 capacity stadium was granted planning permission by North Lincolnshire Council in early 2015 but a number of legal objections have slowed progress down.

 

Work on the new stadium, which consists of a sweeping curve on the main stand with a large striking truss paying homage to Scunthorpe’s steelwork history, was due to begin in early 2016 but is now expected to begin in May.

 

In a statement released by the club today (Monday 14th), Peter Swann, said: “It has been quite a few weeks and I am delighted we now have finally dealt with all the required legal objections and have a great platform in building our new stadium.

 

“We are hoping for more progress on the 106 agreement, which is the final step for us before we embark on the project at full speed.

 

“Again, that is out of our hands, but we believe all parties involved are moving towards an acceptable document and in the final stages of negotiation.

 

“We can then begin our final negotiations on funding partners, commercial leases for tenants and target the start of the 2017/18 season for us to be in the new stadium.

 

“Even though I wanted to be in earlier, this is still a very fast process and from site identification to design and build we will be looking around the three-year mark – a truly impressive effort by FWP, the Council and Lucents and all involved here at the club.”