Burghley House Preservation Trust unveils plan for homes in Stamford

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DETAILS have been revealed about plans for a 1,500-seat football stadium and dozens of new homes in Stamford.

Stamford AFC and Burghley House Preservation Trust have applied to demolish the Daniels stadium in Kettering Road and build 54 homes on the site.

They want to build a new stadium in Ryhall Road. It would include a training pitch, clubhouse, function rooms and office space.

The application also includes coach parking and requests permission to hold car boot sales on up to 40 days a year.

The preservation trust has also applied to build 20 affordable homes in Barnack Road.

The Daniels have been based in Kettering Road for more than 100 years and have been discussing plans to relocate with the trust for some time.

An exhibition on plans for the new stadium and homes was held in 2009.

The Kettering Road ground would be demolished and replaced with three one-bedroom houses, eight two-bedroom houses, 21 three-bedroom houses and 14 houses with four or more bedrooms. There would also be a building containing eight one-bedroom flats.

The application for 20 affordable homes in Barnack Road has been lodged because there would be no affordable housing on the Kettering Road site.

The affordable homes would be on land behind Coronation Villas and include 11 social rented houses

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and nine houses available to buy or part-buy. The plans show nine two-bedroom houses, nine three-bedroom houses and two houses with four or more bedrooms.

A statement supporting the application says: “The redevelopment of the existing ground off Kettering Road for housing will generate an important cash injection towards the cost of constructing the new ground.

“However, this release of funds to the new ground fundamentally affects the viability of the housing development, and in order to address this the affordable housing element of the scheme is to be provided off-site at Barnack Road.”

The planning applications have been lodged with South Kesteven District Council andcan be viewed at www.southkesteven.gov.uk