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Planners give go-ahead for Bristol City's new stadium

Bristol City Council’s planning committee has given the green light to Bristol City Football Club’s new Ashton Vale stadium.

The committee voted eight to one in favour of the new stadium. But as the application is on green belt land it will now be referred to the secretary of state to consider.He will decide whether to “call in” the application for an inquiry.

City chief executive Colin Sexstone said: “It’s a good result. A few extra things have been added in and we’ll have to look at that closely. The positive side is we’ve got through this big hurdle. There are a few more to go, but this is good news.

“I’m hopeful there is no inquiry and we’ll be doing everything possible to ensure this doesn’t delay by 12 months; an inquiry would do that.”

Revisions to the stadium plan to secure approval included the removal of housing from the scheme, the construction of a new pedestrain footbridge, and a commitment that a hotel and food outlets on the site will be built with a BREEAM rating of “very good”.

With Bristol being named as one of 12 potential host cities as part of England’s 2018 bid, the new stadium will have a 30,000 capacity which could be expanded to 42,000 if England hosts the World Cup in 2018.

Capita Symonds is providing project and cost management.

 

Readers' comments (1)

  • I hope some heed of the Geothermal heat possibilities will be taken into consideration as it will help the BREEAM rating quite considerably.

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