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Friday, 27 November 2020

Council receives questions ahead of Forest’s City Ground redevelopment proposals

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Environmental Impact Assessment submission received by Rushcliffe Borough Council from Nottingham Forest.

Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Housing Cllr Roger Upton said: “The Council has now received a submission from Nottingham Forest requesting our opinion whether a potential future planning application would need to be supported by an Environmental Impact Assessment.

“This is a public document but not a planning application and we will now advise the club accordingly if an assessment is required.

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“Forest play an integral part of life here in Rushcliffe and we wish to work with them on how best to realise their ambitions for their potential ground improvements.

“Any further specific planning submissions will of course be subject to an independent planning process once any further documents are received.”

The new Peter Taylor Stand will see the introduction of world-class facilities including a museum, a new club shop, range of hospitality lounge options and restaurants and executive boxes. In addition to this there will be new spacious concourses for general-admission supporters as well as improved facilities for supporters with disabilities and a substantial increase in wheelchair spaces.

Subject to the relevant consents the club are hopeful that building work will commence at the end of the 2019-20 season. The new, modern, state-of-the-art structure will see The City Ground’s capacity become the highest in the East Midlands, reaching 38,000 after completion.

Not since 1994 has The City Ground undergone any major development work. Even the previous redevelopment projects are dwarfed by the scale of the investment proposed in the new plans. The proposals illustrate the long-term strategy and commitment of the owner, Mr Evangelos Marinakis, to fully rebuild the football club.

Working with globally recognised architects Benoy, the project is ‘born in Nottingham, designed in Nottingham, built in Nottingham, from and for the people of Nottingham’.