New Worcester City FC stadium plans handed to city council

An old artists' impression of the new proposed Worcester City FC stadium

An old artists' impression of the new proposed Worcester City FC stadium

First published in News Worcester News: Tom Edwards by , Political Reporter

PROPOSALS for a new football stadium in Worcester have been handed to the city council - bringing the supporter's dream one step closer.

A formal planning application has now been submitted to build a new 4,100 capacity ground at Perdiswell.

The plans, by the Worcester City's supporters trust, will now lead to a public consultation kicking off over the summer.

The application includes one main 500-seater stand, a standing terrace, 3G pitch, three full-size grass pitches, two nine aside fields, conference and classroom facilities.

Rob Crean, from the supporters trust said: "We've been working on it for a long time because if we don't get it right it will be chucked out.

"The plans are now with the council and people will get to have their say during the consultation."

Worcester City are currently playing their games at Kidderminster Harrier's Aggborough stadium after leaving St George's Lane one year ago.

The supporters trust is determined to bring the club home and says it aims to secure grants and fundraising donations towards the £2.1 million it is likely to need to build it.

Nearby residents have already launched a petition calling for it to be rejected amid fears of congestion and a loss of green space.

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3:38pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Roger5 says...

Typo alert: it is supporters' (possessive plural) not supporter's unless there is only one supporter, which I doubt! I.e. supporters' dream and supporters' trust.
Typo alert: it is supporters' (possessive plural) not supporter's unless there is only one supporter, which I doubt! I.e. supporters' dream and supporters' trust. Roger5
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3:40pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Roger5 says...

Good plan: one leisure centre, one football club, one swimming pool, one big carpark and easy to get to!
Good plan: one leisure centre, one football club, one swimming pool, one big carpark and easy to get to! Roger5
  • Score: 3

3:43pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Hillbilly1 says...

Can the Worcester News STOP publishing photos of the defunct stadium design, which has led to the club being homeless and penniless! It just confuses people, who think a stadium is going to be built. This is a modest scheme for a ground, and also a multi-use facility that Perdiswell once had, but has since lost. The objectors make me laugh, loss of green space? This scheme will actually create more green space which is useable on the whole site. It isnt just about football, it isnt just about Worcester City FC.
Can the Worcester News STOP publishing photos of the defunct stadium design, which has led to the club being homeless and penniless! It just confuses people, who think a stadium is going to be built. This is a modest scheme for a ground, and also a multi-use facility that Perdiswell once had, but has since lost. The objectors make me laugh, loss of green space? This scheme will actually create more green space which is useable on the whole site. It isnt just about football, it isnt just about Worcester City FC. Hillbilly1
  • Score: 3

5:00pm Thu 17 Apr 14

liketoknow says...

I hope they realise you don't get much for two million pounds
I hope they realise you don't get much for two million pounds liketoknow
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9:05am Fri 18 Apr 14

Guy66 says...

There's a lovely allotment area nearby that would suit this build far better!
There's a lovely allotment area nearby that would suit this build far better! Guy66
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2:47pm Fri 18 Apr 14

itsallinthe locker says...

Fantastic proposal for the whole community, great to hear that the club is obtaining Chartered Standard and proves that they are now moving in a positive way to be an inclusive club.

I would imagine many young aspiring footballers in our schools will be delighted at the plans to have new football pitches including all weather to play on.

So come on people write to your local councillor and urge them to back this wonderful far sighted idea.
Fantastic proposal for the whole community, great to hear that the club is obtaining Chartered Standard and proves that they are now moving in a positive way to be an inclusive club. I would imagine many young aspiring footballers in our schools will be delighted at the plans to have new football pitches including all weather to play on. So come on people write to your local councillor and urge them to back this wonderful far sighted idea. itsallinthe locker
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