Skip navigation

Gloucestershire Business News

Take two: Forest Green Rovers resubmit plans for 5,000 stadium - with a minor tweak

Undaunted by the recent refusal by Stroud District Council, Forest Green Rovers chairman Dale Vince has resubmitted plans for the 5,000 stadium development close to junction 13 of the M5 motorway.

The plans, which were recommended for approval by council planning officers were then turned down by the council's development control committee at a controversial meeting on June 12.

After that refusal Ecotricity founder Mr Vince blasted the decision on social media, saying that "we have to put this right and fight this ridiculous decision."

He added: we're going to lodge an appeal and at the same time we're going tor resubmit the application, to give the council a second chance.

"We're talking to them now about that and about small changes we could make, clarifications really, that might deal with some of the less bizarre issues raised on the night.

"But essentially it will be the same application. It will be back with them shortly."

Documents submitted that it is essentially the same plan as before, with one minor amendment.

That will see one of the two practise and training pitches included as part of the development changed to an all-weather surface.

In the letter accompanying the revised application, the club said: "This change was made in order to enable use of the pitch by local football clubs, thereby directly addressing the lack of sports provision within the district."

Since listing on Stroud District Council's planning portal, there have been nine replies from the public all of which are in objection to the plan.

Eastington Parish Council have also maintained their objection to the proposal.

The standard consultation runs until August 30, with the council setting a determination deadline for the revised plans in October.

The plans are for an initial 5,000 seat stadium, made largely from wood and designed by world-renowned architects Zaha Hadid.

The stadium would have potential to be expanded without altering the footprint of the initial build.

The original plans submitted by Ecotricty were for both the stadium and a green technology park on either side of the A419.

Those plans were altered in 2017 to include just the stadium, to the north of the A419 and removing the planned green technology park.

Related Articles

It's official: Gloucestershire firm is one of the country's Top 100 Best Companies to Work For  Image

It's official: Gloucestershire firm is one of the country's Top 100 Best Companies to Work For

Creed Foodservice has been recognised as one of the top places to work in the country by The Sunday Times.

Key roads in Gloucester and Tewkesbury reopen as flood waters begin to fall - for now Image

Key roads in Gloucester and Tewkesbury reopen as flood waters begin to fall - for now

The worst of the disruption caused by Storm Dennis appears to be over – for now.

Plans to add office accommodation to historic Grade II Listed Gloucester Docks warehouse Image

Plans to add office accommodation to historic Grade II Listed Gloucester Docks warehouse

The ground floor of one of the historic Grade II-Listed warehouses in Gloucester Docks could be turned into offices if plans are approved by city council planners.

Cheese from a plant? Gloucestershire TV star's campaign to teach kids where food comes from Image

Cheese from a plant? Gloucestershire TV star's campaign to teach kids where food comes from

A new campaign that will teach children about where their food has come from has been launched by Gloucestershire-based farmer and TV presenter Adam Henson.

Copyright 2020 Moose Partnership Ltd. All rights reserved. Reproduction of any content is strictly forbidden without prior permission.