Planning approval has been awarded by Harrogate Borough Council to CNG Stadium (home of Harrogate Town Football Club) for a two-story clubhouse.
Advised by Indigo Planning, the plans include:
- seated terraces,
- office building,
- classrooms – can be utilized as community facilities,
- improved floodlighting system.
It is anticipated that the redevelopment, by Bowman Riley Architects, will take the capacity from 2,800 to roughly 5,000.
The club has hopes of being promoted from National League North to the National League, with the end goal of the Football League.
However, for this to happen, the club needs to meet the Football Association’s (FA) requirements, and the playing and spectator facilities need additional enhancements.
The managing director at Harrogate Town Football Club, Garry Plant, has said that the club is pleased that the planning committee supported
“this sensitively designed scheme, which will help us achieve our ambitions. The club is committed to delivering a high-quality facility that the local community can be proud of,”
David Smith, an associate at Indigo, said:
“We have worked closely with the club, the council’s officers, the design team and local community to secure this permission. Given the site’s location, it was essential that we engaged with the local community throughout the planning process and respond to their feedback. The scheme has evolved over the past seven months as a result of these discussions.”
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