Bristol City football ground in North Somerset village approved

PUBLISHED: 17:58 12 September 2018 | UPDATED: 09:21 13 September 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

A state-of-the-art football training facility will be built in Failand after councillors gave it the green light today (Wednesday).

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, has been supported by North Somerset Council’s planning and regulatory committee.

The plans had been criticised by Long Ashton and Wraxall and Failand parish councils, who sited it as an ‘inappropriate development in the greenbelt’, while Long Ashton Golf Club withdrew objections following talks with the football club.

Matthew Kendrick, speaking on behalf of the football club, said the facility is needed to help City achieve Premier League status ‘by nurturing young talent in North Somerset’.

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