Chief executive Rick Parry: "This is very good news and we're obviously very happy. We got unanimous approval from the planning committee which is very gratifying.
"Building work will now begin in the spring. I don't want to be any more specific than that.
"This gives us the ability to build a structure, and that structure would be capable of taking significantly more than 60,000.
"There will be a follow up application for whatever we decide the capacity could be."
The club now has to wait four months for any legal challenges or intervention from the secretary of state.