FANS have been taking to social media to share their views after Worcester City revealed plans to leave Claines Lane and build a new home in Fernhill Heath. 

The proposals released on Wednesday are part of a wider 'Worcestershire Sports Park' project that will be a joint venture between the club and Marsten developments, a property development company in Worcester.

READ | all the details of the proposal for a new Worcestershire Sports Park can be found here

City have been renting facilities since leaving St George's Lane in 2013, playing away from Worcester at Aggborough (Kidderminster Harriers) and The Victoria Ground (Bromsgrove Sporting) before returning to the city at Claines Lane, which is owned by the Worcestershire FA.

And now, after two years at Claines, City's new majority shareholder Simon Lancaster, has plans to build their own permanent home, which for most supporters, was welcomed.

On Facebook, Gary Mollart added: "Exciting news, can't wait to see the plans. Am I right in thinking the land is under Wychavon Council too? If so, the club won't have to deal with Worcester City Council who haven't been at all helpful to the club in the past."

But amongst the excitement and positivity, there was a feeling from some that moving out of the city to Fernhill Heath, which is technically in the Wychavon district, was a negative.

On Facebook, Brian Willis said: "Great news but my only concerns are that I am not too sure that building retirement homes near a busy Football ground is going to work, but hey ho, I’m sure the club will have it all sorted out. Well done Worcester City FC. 

Nick ward added: "Great news but I won't hold my breath until the first brick is laid."

A public consultation will be held in January next year before the planning permission process can begin, which is likely to take between six to nine months.