Uniteds hopes of renovating their football stadium have received a boost from new
initiatives with the local authority.
The council rejected the football clubs plans a month ago, but now the scheme
appears to be back on track.
The two sides met for a full and frank discussion on the football
clubs plans for the Sheepy Road Stadium, which it wants to upgrade to Conference
The hope is that United, currently in seventh place in the Dr Martens Premier
League, will win promotion to the Conference in the near future and their stadium would be
ready for the higher grade of football.
But North Warwickshire Borough Council rejected their original plans and all appeared
lost until new talks opened this week.
Neither side would give any hint about what was discussed at the meeting except to say
that four options had been identified.
One option could be that the council is prepared to offer the football club a less
cramped site for a new stadium to be built.
A statement from the football club said:
"Both parties were united in their desire to reach a satisfactory conclusion to
the problem and to move forward in a manner acceptable to the football club, council and
The statement added:
"A preferred course of action was agreed upon and it was felt, in the best
interests of all concerned, that further comment on the matter should be left until there
is something positive to report."
The two sides will meet again next week.