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Pictures: Major milestone for The City Ground as Forest submit planning application

The scheme, which will see the creation of a new three-tier stand with a 10,000 capacity, is set to start in the summer of 2020 subject to planning permission being granted. 250 residential units are also included as an outline application.

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Nottingham Forest are delighted to confirm the submission of an application to Rushcliffe Borough Council for the redevelopment of the Peter Taylor Stand has been made.

The scheme, which will see the creation of a new three-tier stand with a 10,000 capacity, is set to start in the summer of 2020 subject to planning permission being granted.

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Nottingham Forest Chairman Nicholas Randall QC stated:

“We are delighted to announce this latest step in our journey. I would like to thank all of those who provided feedback and showed their support for the new stand. More than 8,000 people submitted responses during the public consultation week alone, with 99.5% of the feedback showing a positive reaction. In addition to this we received over 60 letters of support from local, regional and national institutions, groups and businesses.

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“Ensuring the long-term presence of the club in the local area is essential to the vision of our owner Mr Marinakis. We have made it our priority to listen to our neighbours and local businesses to understand their requirements for the broader economic and social benefits linked to the development in the area.

“Everyone involved has worked tirelessly over the past ten months to collate and consult with various stakeholders involved in the project to ensure we deliver a stadium that benefits not only our supporters but also our local community and its businesses.

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“This is evidenced by the new jobs the redevelopment is expected to produce. Currently, the club sustains more than 850 additional jobs locally with this number expected to grow to more than 1,125 when the new stand is complete. This number will grow further to at least 1,450 when Premier League football is achieved.

“In addition to the economic and social benefits, the new stand will also enable us to develop high-quality spaces in order to create a vibrant hub for community-based activity. This will open up opportunities for more diverse and inclusive programmes for all our people and in particular the young to participate in.

“This statement of intent from Mr Marinakis again emphasises his long-term commitment to the club and his determination to create the conditions for sustained success.”

Plans

19/02589/HYBRID | Hybrid planning application comprising Full planning permission for the redevelopment of the Peter Taylor stand (including the demolition of existing buildings/structures), new public realm, car parking and associated works, and Outline planning permission for up to 250 residential units (approval for access, layout and scale) | Nottingham Forest Football Club City Ground (Including Champions Centre, Club Shop And Storage Warehouse, And Rowing Club Britannia Boathouse) Pavilion Road West Bridgford Nottinghamshire NG2 5FJ

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