Club Statement: Planning Application

Club Statement: Planning Application

By Sebastian Parker
26 January
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South Gloucestershire Council have approved Redrow Homes' planning application for 118 new homes.


The planning application was passed today, which will see 118 new homes built on land next to Yate Town football club.

This is a momentous day for the football club, and is a massive step forward towards our future vision and a greater sustainable football club.

Redrow plan to build 42 affordable homes within the development, provide almost £1million for extra community infrastructure and also include a number of improvements to the home of the Bluebells, including the provision of new LED floodlights, as well as the construction of a new wall and fence that will facilitate the construction of a new covered stand in the future, form part of the broader proposals for new homes and public open space on the adjacent land.

Yate Town Football Club Chairman, Colin Pick: “This is fantastic news and we’re really pleased that the plans have been given the go ahead. The application represents a real opportunity for the Club to bid for the funding it needs to continue to grow and prosper. This is the news we’ve been waiting for and it will raise spirits at a time of such difficulty for many in the community.

“The benefits to the Club as a result of this application will be significant, as is potential to realise a long-held plans to grow our community offering in the future through S106 contributions.”

The long term vision for the football club is to build a multi-purpose all weather floodlit football pitch as well as proposed 'Bluebells' Community Clubhouse which will include an upstairs gym and function rooms. There will also be reconstruction and development to the existing changing rooms and officials room.

Please see below the plans (You can download the pdf file at the bottom of the article)

Redrow Homes Managing Director Lee Hawker said: “We’re really delighted with the outcome of the Spatial Planning Committee. We’ve been working on these proposals for years and we welcome this significant milestone. The team is now looking forward to progressing with the next stages as we prepare to deliver these much needed new homes, affordable homes and improvements to Yate Town Football Club. We hope to begin on site as soon as we are able.”

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