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Agreement is reached for new football ground

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A new football ground can be built following a new agreement between two councils.

Central Beds Council’s executive committee has recommended that a restrictive use covenant is lifted from Roker Park in Stotfold.

Once approved the recommendation should mean that the land which is currently home to Stotfold Football Club can be sold by Stotfold Town Council for possible housing development.

The proceeds will be split between the two councils and the town council can also repay an outstanding loan it owes to Central Beds with its share.

The remainder of the money will be used by the town council to build a new football stadium off Arlesey Road, and Central Beds will invest up to £500,000 towards this cost.

Central Beds will also be providing grass playing fields, a car park and toilet facilities on the site.

Councillor Maurice Jones, executive member for corporate resources and deputy leader at Central Beds said: “There’s quite a long history to this decision but it should have a really positive outcome for the people of Stotfold and the surrounding area.”

 

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