WORCESTER City’s initial plans for a new stadium at Parsonage Way are set to go public in December.

Chairman Anthony Hampson revealed artwork and explanatory documents would go on display at a meeting to be arranged for next month following Monday’s gathering with Worcester City Council, Worcestershire FA officials and the club’s architect.

The progress towards City finally returning home is in spite of Warndon parish councillors reiterating their objections and suggesting they could seek to make the proposed plot an asset of community value in order to block the bid.

Hampson responded with a vow to listen to objections with the club, city council and county FA set to reconvene privately in the new year to work through the issues raised.

“We had a very constructive meeting,” said Hampson. “Proposed timelines were discussed and we will be looking to hold a public consultation during the second week in December.

“That will see us engage with Warndon Parish Council and all of the local residents who may be affected. From there, we will have another private consultation where the messages from that meeting will be considered to fine tune proposals.

“We are making happy progress with a good team moving the project forward. The plans will be there for everybody to debate, involving the community as much as we can with an invitation to the chair of the parish council once we know the date.

“We are keen to get everything underway – the club, the council and everyone else.”

Responding to Warndon Parish Council’s stance, Hampson added: “I was a parish councillor for many years and would have been surprised if councillors had not explored everything in considering the views of their parishioners.

“They have to work in the best interests of their parish. It is understandable they will be concerned but as a club, we wish to assuage those concerns and we will listen.”

Meanwhile, football secretary Kevin Preece has been appointed to City’s board of directors subject to FA ratification.

Preece, formerly a board member of Worcester City Supporters’ Trust, said the club “must arrange an AGM at an appropriate time to address shareholders”, expressed a desire to unite the club and trust and hopes to drive forward City’s commercial activity.

“An AGM will happen at an appropriate time,” said Hampson. “We fully understand and respect the fact Kevin has the best interests of the club and its supporters at heart.

“He has been working with the club for a number of years and has certainly earned his spurs. We’re delighted to offer him the post.

“It is an exciting time for the club and everyone takes an even amount of responsibility for running the club. There is certainly plenty to do.”