New Bristol Rovers stadium at UWE due for approval today by South Glos Council

19 07 2012

Today is the day that Bristol Rovers’ long-awaited new stadium should be given the go-ahead by South Gloucestershire councillors. The UWE Stadium will be a 21,700 all-seater arena on land next to the University of the West of England’s Frenchay Campus.

Once planning is granted for the £40m stadium, it will also mean that the proposed Sainsbury’s store on the site of the Memorial Stadium in Horfield is one step closer.

Bristol Rovers chairman Nick Higgs said: “We have strived hard to come up with a scheme that is both fantastic for sports fans in the South West and sympathetic to our neighbours, and we are confident that we have now done that.”

Follow this afternoon’s planning meeting on Twitter via @Official_BRFC.


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