Take a tour of new stadium as plans go on show

Have your say

Members of the public have the opportunity to view plans for a football stadium and sports education centre at two consultations events.

Representatives from New College Stamford, Stamford AFC and the Burghley House Preservation Trust presented revised plans for a new £5m football ground and sports education facility including a sports hall, on land next to Ryhall Road to Stamford Town Council last month.

Following the announcement the partnership is staging two 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.”

The consultation will include plans of the scheme, and a virtual walk through of the site screened on televisions.

The first session will take place between 2pm and 8pm on Wednesday at Stamford Arts Centre.

The second session will be at New College Stamford on Thursday from 3pm to 8pm.

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 first 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.