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Hundreds of people viewed revised plans for a football stadium and sports education centre at two consultation events this week.

The public consultation followed the announcement last month that New College Stamford, Stamford AFC and the Burghley House Preservation Trust have come together to produce plans for a new £5m football ground and sports education facility, on land next to Ryhall Road.

The consultations, which took place at Stamford Arts Centre on Wednesday and New College Stamford yesterday, gave the public an opportunity to see the plans and ask questions about the development before a full planning application is submitted.

Plans of the scheme and a virtual walk-through of the site screened on large projector screens and televisions were on display. They showed the proposed football stadium, sports hall, gym and associated teaching and changing rooms.

Representatives from each of the parties involved were 
also on hand to answer questions.

The plans for a 1,500 capacity football stadium gained outline planning permission from South Kesteven District Council in June.

The new additions will also provide facilities for the students of New College Stamford and other community groups that currently use the amenities at New College.

Estates director of the Burghley House Preservation Trust David Pennell said: “We have been surprised by the number of people but very pleased to see so many people show an interest.

“Generally the feedback has been very positive.”

Chairman of the Stamford urban group Don Lambert, who was viewing the plans as a member of the public, said: “I think it is brilliant. I am a football fan and I am all for anything that is going to 
benefit the kids. Anything that gives the youngsters in the town another outlet is a good 
thing.

“As long as the road design is done with common sense, with safety in mind, it should be great.”

- An earlier version of this story featured a video from a different event. We apologise for the error.

 

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