NEW-look plans for a new football ground in Worcester can today be revealed – with a decision over bringing 'City back home' now due as soon as May.

A revised planning application for a new Worcester City FC stadium at Perdiswell Park has been submitted to council chiefs, with the opinion-splitting development moved further away from the canal.

These first-look images show how the 4,400-capacity site could look – with high-level modelling revealing where it would sit in relation to the recently revamped Perdiswell Leisure Centre.

The ground has been moved 51 metres north, further away from the Birmingham to Worcester Canal, after heritage experts raised concerns about the impact on the Conservation Area.

The appearance of the stadium has also been 'redesigned' to closely match the appearance of the leisure centre, with brickwork on its lower walls and striking aluminium cladding featuring colours ranging from white to light blue.

It will have 15-metre high floodlit columns and a separate 3G all-weather pitch, with extra landscaping around it to limit the impact on the rest of the park, off Bilford Road.

The club's supporter's trust, which has fought a long battle to get it to this stage, says it is "relieved".

The club has been in exile since leaving St George's Lane in 2013 and and is currently playing home fixtures at Bromsgrove.

The original application was drawn up back in April 2014 but has been dogged with difficulties, with the council swamped with more than 1,400 public comments.

Rob Crean, from the trust, said: "A lot of work has gone into it, we're relieved because it's been a very long process.

"But we are still at stage one in the journey to get the club back to Worcester, this is the easiest part."

Trust director Richard Widdowson said: "There is a three-week consultation where we need every City fan, or anyone who has an interest in the club to make their views known once again.

"We think this is going to be of huge benefit to Worcester."

The final planning application includes room for just 82 parking spaces, despite club officials estimating 823 fans will attend matches on average.

But the proposal includes the use of some of the leisure centre's 415 parking spaces on matchdays.

It also emerged today that talks have been held over allowing the Heart of Worcestershire College and Tudor Grange Academy to use the 3G all-weather pitch, alongside the wider community.

Worcester City Council has now launched a fresh 21-day consultation on the revisions, which started this afternoon.

If planning officers can process the feedback in time and come to a recommendation, it could be voted on by councillors in May or June.

The authority released a statement this afternoon insisting "detailed consideration" will be given to every comment submitted.

To have your say visit the city council's website here and search for planning application P14M0176.

Petitions both for and against the stadium have attracted 1,000 names each.