Work on a £5m football ground and sports complex can now get underway after councillors decided to change an access requirement.
The joint project between Stamford AFC, New College Stamford and Burghley Estates was up for discussion at South Kesteven District Council’s development control committee meeting this afternoon (Tuesday).
Burghley, which owns the land, asked councillors to change a condition imposed when the plans were approved in March that required a new junction to be built before work on the football ground could begin.
Burghley asked to use an existing access point at Borderville Farm instead and finish the junction at a later date.
And to the delight of the three parties involved councillors today voted to allow them to use the existing access.
The decision was delayed by two weeks to allow councillors to visit the site.
Last week Burghley estates director David Pennell said the project was at risk of losing “substantial grant monies” if work was put back any further.
Stamford AFC hope to move into the new ground in time for the 2014/15 season. The Daniels’ current home in Kettering Road would then be demolished to make way for housing.
The first team currently plays in the Evo-Stik Premier Division after winning promotion last season.