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Latest on new planning application

Cray Wanderers11 Nov 2013 - 14:58
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A revised planning application for a new 2,200 capacity football stadium was submitted by club chairman Gary Hillman last Tuesday.

(5 November). It is anticipated Bromley Council will give its response early in the New Year.

These plans differ substantially from the previous application which was rejected by the Council's planning committee in September 2012. The capacity has been significantly reduced and there will be no housing, which removes what was, for some, a contentious issue.
Instead the revised plans allow for a commercial development of six large industrial units to sit alongside the stadium. This will help pay for the new ground to be built and reduce by half the amount of land required to complete the development

The plans comply with Football League standards and meets all FA requirements for a structure of this size and for a club with our league status. There will be 500 seats undercover, with covered terracing for a further 700 spectators and parking for 150 cars.

The pitch will be latest in synthetic grass technology (known as 4G) which allows for up to 50 hours use per week and therefore can be used by all in the community. This replicates the model used so successfully by Maidstone FC and their local community

Gary said: "I would encourage all supporters of Cray Wanderers to get behind these plans. Write to your MP and local councillors and let them know why you think the Council should approve this revised application. It is no exaggeration to say if these plans aren't approved it is likely the club will fold. So let's make our voices heard and bring this wonderful club home."
If you have any questions about these revised plans, please speak to Gary at a Cray game or email him

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