Houses could be built on a football ground.
The future of the Roker Park ground in Stotfold will be discussed by Central Beds Council’s executive committee on Tuesday (November 5).
The land, situated at The Green, is currently owned by Stotfold Town Council but it has a covenant restricting its use to playing fields or agriculture. Central Beds Council will discuss whether to cancel these restrictions in order to enable the town council to sell the land for residential development.
If this goes ahead it will allow Stotfold Football Club to relocate and upgrade its facilities. This is required by the Football Association if the club is to remain in the league. The deadline is the end of next year.
Once Roker Park has been sold Stotfold Town Council will have to repay its loans to Central Beds Council immediately and the remainder of the money will be spent on the new 24 acre football stadium and grounds off Arlesey Road.
Council officers have recommended that the change is approved.
Do you think the new football ground will benefit the town? Or do you not want to see houses at Roker Park? Email letters@biggleswade chronicle.co.uk