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[08 SEP 99] NUNEATON BOROUGH NEWS
Nuneaton Plan New Stadium

Nuneaton Borough Football Club is on the move in more ways than one.

The newly promoted Football Conference side has now submitted plans to build a new stadium within sight of Coventry City’s own massive new arena.

The Borough, who won the Dr Martens League Premier Division by a huge margin last season, has delighted its fans by climbing to sixth place in the higher league.

The ambitious outfit now has its sights firmly fixed on a place in the Nationwide League, where it would need upgraded stadium facilities.

Rather than try to develop its longstanding home at Manor Park which is hemmed in by the Coventry canal and housing, the football club has been looking for a new site.

Initial plans to build close by in Greenmoor Road met fierce opposition from local residents who complained of increased road traffic.

Now the club believes it has found the ideal place at Bermuda Village, just two miles from Coventry City’s huge Arena 2000, work on which has started.

But first the Borough have to get planning permission for the 4.2 million stadium and it is likely to be November before their application is heard.

A spokesman for Nuneaton & Bedworth District Council said:

"We have received a planning application for a site next to Bermuda Village, but we have requested more information. It is a big scheme and we have requested an environmental assessment report and a traffic assessment report.

"The application is unlikely to be heard by the next council meeting which is scheduled for 6 October, but could go before the meeting on 8 November."

Phil Clayton, chairman of Nuneaton Borough Football Club declined to comment.

"I will be saying nothing while we are waiting for planning permission," said the chairman.
 

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