Barnstaple Town submit plans for new steel stand at Mill Road

PUBLISHED: 15:50 21 February 2017 | UPDATED: 08:57 22 February 2017

How the proposed stand at Barnstape Town would look. Picture: Contributed

How the proposed stand at Barnstape Town would look. Picture: Contributed


Club seeks to demolish post-war stand to meet FA requirements

Barnstaple Town has submitted plans for a new stand at the club’s Mill Road ground.

The football club wants to demolish the existing structure on the south side of the pitch and replace it with three 50-seater lightweight steel stands.

The club moved from Newport to Mill Road in the late 1930s. The stand was built after World War Two, with seating added some years later.

It is now deemed to be at the ‘end of its life’ and needs replacing to meet FA requirements for the Evo-Stik League Southern Division One South and West.

The dug-outs will remain but it is understood that they will be lowered in height to improve the view of the pitch for spectators.

The new stands would be fully FIFA and UEFA compliant and would offer improved access for spectators with mobility problems.

A decision on the plans will be made by North Devon Council after a public consultation period ends on March 10.

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