Thursday, July 12, 2012

UWE Stadium Plans Recommended For Approval

Potentially very exciting news emerged this evening when it was announced that plans for our new 21,700 seater UWE Stadium had been recommended for approval. The proposals will be considered by South Gloucestershire council, who will vote next Thursday (19th) July. Rovers require planning permission from South. Glos as well as from Bristol City council in regards to Sainsbury's being granted permission to build on the current Memorial Stadium site in order to commence with building work.

A couple of conditions need to be considered by the club during the construction of the stadium (should it get the green light), including investing £140,000 on new traffic measures and only hosting 3 open-air music concerts per year. Other conditions insist the installation of CCTV cameras in the area, as well as safeguarding hedgehogs who live around the site. These all appear to be relatively effortless for the club to incorporate in to their plans as they were all thought of and addressed during the second round of consultations at the University of the West of England.

The future of Bristol Rovers: The UWE Stadium
We all know the fickle state of councillors and shouldn't get carried away with the announcement tonight, but it certainly offers plenty of optimism, even for conservative Gasheads, that this UWE dream may very nearly become a reality. The results will be beamed back at the club's annual fun day scheduled for next Thursday night at the Mem, so hopefully a party atmosphere is enjoyed by all who attend.

Afterwards, if successful, focus turns to Bristol City council who will decide whether to grant planning permission for Sainsbury's to build their new store in August.

It's an exciting time to be a Gashead and with Mark McGhee looking to recruit a number of new players, on the field success is also an immediate target for the club.

Up the Gas!

1 comment:

  1. I am daring to believe that the Unimaginable is actually going to happen. A lovely new stadium for the Gas looks a big step closer today. Well done to all concerned.


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