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NEW STADIUM FOR WORCESTER CITY GETS GREEN LIGHT

At the Planning Committee Meeting on 5th January, Worcester City Council was minded to grant planning permission for plans for a new stadium for Worcester City Football Club submitted by the UK’s leading regeneration specialist, St. Modwen. The plans will now be sent to the Secretary of State to be ratified

The revised proposals also include car and motorcycle showrooms, a hotel, pub/restaurant and offices in addition to the stadium. The entire development will be set in a landscaped site between the M5 and Nunnery Way to the east of the city.

John Dodds, regional director for St. Modwen is delighted with the outcome: “We have worked very hard with the Club and the Council’s officers to reach this stage after many years of planning and consultation. Our original plans have been revised to address local concerns and create a scheme with an imaginative design that maximises landscaping, provides excellent sustainable credentials and delivers social, economic and community benefits to the City.”

Anthony Hampson, chairman of Worcester City FC is equally pleased with the decision: “This is one of the best results in the club’s history. The new stadium will have in-built flexibility for additional capacity which will enable us to progress our plans not only for advancement through the leagues but to continue to grow our community youth section which we have invested heavily in over the last two years. We can now look forward with optimism and anticipation to what the future holds for Worcester City Football Club.”