Decision over proposed football stadium in village deferred

PUBLISHED: 17:13 08 August 2018 | UPDATED: 07:27 09 August 2018

An aerial view of the proposed development. Picture; Bristol City FC

An aerial view of the proposed development. Picture; Bristol City FC

Bristol City FC

Plans to build a state-of-the-art training facility in Failand have been put on hold.

Bristol City Football Club’s proposal to build three training pitches, a pavilion and a 500-seat stadium at Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital (QEH) school, in Clevedon Road, were recommended for approval by North Somerset Council officers.

But at the council’s planning and regulatory committee meeting today (Wednesday), councillors agreed to defer a decision to allow a site meeting to take place.

Cllr David Jolley, who put forward the motion, said: “Given this council has received more than 300 letters of complaints, a site visit seems appropriate before any decision can be made.”

MORE: Safety fears raised as parish councils oppose Bristol City academy growth.

Committee members heard from the football club’s chief executive Mark Ashton, who said the development is key to ‘Bristol City’s future by developing professional players’.

The site inspection will take place on September 10.

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