Approval recommended for supermarket at Bristol Rovers' ground

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By matt_2009 | Wednesday, January 09, 2013, 15:03

Plans for a Sainsbury's supermarket to be built at the present site of Bristol Rovers' Memorial Stadium in Horfield have been recommended for approval.

The football club says it needs to sell its ground in order to move to a new stadium in Stoke Gifford - on land close to the University of the West of England.

The recommendation is for the plans to be referred to the Secretary of State, who then has 21 days to comment.

Bristol City Councillors are due to vote on the development next Wednesday (January 16).



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    City councillors have granted permission for Sainsbury's to build a new supermarket t the Memorial Stadium site.

    Bristol Rovers will now look to build a new £40 million stadium at Stoke Gifford.

    Work is expected to start on the new home for the club in the summer and be ready in time for the start of the 2015 season.

    Building will not commence on the supermarket until the stadium is built.

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    By matt_2009 at 10:24 on 17/01/13

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    @LaGrottaBristol tweeted: "would be such a shame if it affected the wonderful Bristol independents on the vibrant gloucester rd and surrounding areas"

    By thecriddler at 15:00 on 10/01/13

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    Are Rovers' fans really going to want to travel to UWE to watch a game??

    By hippychic1 at 10:08 on 10/01/13

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    Enlighten me please: who precisely, apart from the football supporters has recommended approval? Certainly not Bev Knott or any of her local councillors - I have their emails in front of me outlining their unhappiness about the scheme. OR the 750+ signatures gathered so far which strongly protest against this plan.

    Remember BOGOF's? They got Sainsbury's last attempt comprehensively thrown out.

    This is not done deal yet Matt. Or is it? Reveal all.

    By gingergeezerz at 16:06 on 09/01/13

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