Fleetwood Town given permission to start work on their new sports complex
Fleetwood Town’s six million pound community sports complex has been given a unanimous green light by Wyre Council planners.
The new first team training complex will incorporate a full-sized 3G pitch and pitches for community use, including a new home for Thornton-Cleveleys FC.
The planning committee and council officers faced public scrutiny from those opposed to the plans and statements from supporters before the unopposed vote was cast.
Steve Curwood, chief executive of the League One side said work on Poolfoot Farm in Thornton, some three miles from Highbury Stadium, will start as soon as possible.
“We are delighted planning permission has been granted. We hope the project will start within a matter of weeks." he exclusively told the Club website immediately after the decision.
"Once started, I anticipate the project will take up to one year to fully complete.
“This development will further put Fleetwood, Thornton and Wyre Borough on the map. The six million cost is primarily from private investment and will create some 25 jobs.
“The Club has a proven track record of projects in the heart of Fleetwood building new stands are around houses. The Club has always had close consideration for our neighbours and this will continue in Thornton.
"I would like to thank NPL Estates and, in particular, chairman Robert McFarlane who have been extremely generous in gifting the land to Fleetwood Town FC."
"Finally, I must recognise the team at architects Croft Goode who have been a key partner in our preparations."
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