Plans for £5m stadium and sports education centre in Stamford go on show today

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Plans for a £5m stadium and sports education centre in Stamford will go on show for the first time today (Wednesday).

People will have the chance to take a virtual tour of the facility, which is planned for land next to Ryhall Road, during an event at Stamford Arts Centre from 2pm to 8pm.

A second event will take place at New College Stamford tomorrow (Thursday) from 3pm to 8pm.

Representatives from New College Stamford, Stamford AFC and the Burghley House Preservation Trust presented revised plans the stadium, including a sports hall, on land next to Ryhall Road to Stamford Town Council last month.

The partnership is staging the public information sessions to give people the chance to see the plans and ask questions about the development before a full planning application is submitted.

Estates director of the Burghley House Preservation Trust David Pennell said: “People should come and see the proposals to get a clear idea of what we are trying to achieve.

“The point of the consultation is for people to come and have their say, get their questions answered and give us their feedback.”

An outline application for the football club to move from its current home, the Vic Couzens Stadium in Kettering Road, to a new 1,500-seat stadium on the site was approved by South Kesteven District Council Development Control Committee in June.

Permission to demolish the current stadium and build 54 homes in its place, along with 20 affordable homes in Barnack Road, were also approved as part of the scheme.