Stamford AFC’s new ground and sports educational facility moved a massive step nearer on Tuesday night when South Kesteven District Council’s Development Control Committee granted detailed planning consent.
Partnership plans, brought together by the football club, Burghley House Preservation Trust/Burghley Estate Leisure Limited and New College Stamford secured permission subject to planning conditions.
The multi million pound development has been made possible through the above trio’s innovative partnership which has designed a new stadium and educational campus. This sporting facility will no doubt be welcomed by the whole Stamford community.
Stamford AFC director of football Guy Walton said: “The club is committed to the partnership’s vision of an education and sporting facility. This particular project will deliver an innovative solution to the sporting demand of our community which will benefit many generations to come.
“This sporting hub will allow The Daniels to deliver a long term football development plan and engage with community, sporting & charitable ventures. Our Charter Standard `Community` Club has an expanding youth policy and our relationship with New College will only enforce a vision that will add to sporting participation and Olympic legacy”.
New College Stamford Principal, Andrew Patience, added: “We will have a fantastic facility which will greatly benefit our students, football club and town community”.
David Pennell, Burghley House Preservation Trust, commented: “We think this project presents the town with an exciting opportunity that will be of benefit not just to the football club and its supporters but also to students and many other community groups in and around Stamford.”
The club hopes to move into the new stadium for season 2014/15.