Grimsby Community Stadium before councillors in January
Property developers Extreme Leisure have released the first images of how a new Grimsby Town community stadium and leisure complex might look. The complex will include a 14,000 capacity stadium and ice arena. In mid January councillors will discuss a detailed study of the viability of the reference site with a view to giving development the go-ahead subject to a full planning process and consultation with the local community.
If given the green light by Cabinet, Extreme will begin the process of drawing up pre-application planning and will look to instruct their design team to proceed to develop a master plan.
Grimsby recently decided to close its old ice rink.
John Fenty Grimsby Town director, said:
Relocation will enable better sustainability of the football club. It is unrealistic for people to expect directors to bail the club out year on year.
Casement Park planning application imminent
The GAA will submit its new planning application to redevelop Casement Park in the “early weeks of 2017”.
Fresh design proposals for the west Belfast stadium were unveiled in the autumn after years of problems and delays. The new stadium has a proposed capacity of 34,500 – a reduction of 3,500 on the original proposals.
Stadium for Cornwall to begin mid 2017
Cornish Pirates director Colin Groves has estimated that work on the Stadium for Cornwall will start “in the middle of 2017”.
A judicial review into the project’s funding has been dismissed, allowing the Championship side to press ahead.