dr martens white Stadium plan still hit
Stadium plan still hit by red tapeThe on off plans for Nuneaton Borough FC?s new stadium are still on hold because of red tape.10:35, 10 SEP 2003Updated17:29, 29 APR 2013Club officials were hoping all necessary reports would be lodged by the end of August, but chairman Roger Stanford said the chore of ?crossing the T?s and dotting the I?s? was awaiting completion.Mr Stanford said: ?It is all progressing rather slowly unfortunately. We are still waiting for environmental reports to be submitted to the council before any planning can go ahead.?The news comes amid fears the team?s undefeated run of eight games in the Dr Martens League, including a two goal triumph at Chelmsford on Monday night, would have been in vain.Fans were worried the old ground would not be up to scratch if the team won promotion back to the Nationwide Conference,
but regulations that were due to be drafted in by the Football Association in April 2004, which would have left Manor Park below Conference standard have now been relaxed.The potential problem was the latest in a long line of hurdles for officials at the club.Back in January the Evening Telegraph reported the club had secured a 12 acre site from Nuneaton Rugby Club in Ptarmigan Place, off Liberty Way, after two sets of plans to build elsewhere in the town fell through.Detailed plans were formally lodged at the time with Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council to construct the new 6,000 seater stadium and an office block.In April this year the club said they were attempting to resolve environmental issues surrounding the application but those issues are still causing concern.Mr Stanford said: ?This is creating problems because we can?t take the decision to move unless things are certain and that means we can?t exchange contracts or anything like that.?The build is 52 weeks but we could end up starting at the wrong time of year for the pitch to be laid so we?d have to take that into consideration. The earliest we are talking about now is December 2004 or January 2005.?Nuneaton Borough bosses still hope that plans will go before the council?s planning committee this year.? Nuneaton’s recently promoted rugby club has applied to the borough council to offer supporters a more comfortable time at home matches by building a new stand next to the first team pitch at its home in Liberty Way, Nuneaton.