Yeovil Town Withdraw Application for Redevelopment

By Community | June 5, 2014

English Championship club Yeovil Town FC have withdrawn their planning application for a supermarket on their Huish Park site.

The Glovers had hoped to build the unit on training pitches near the stadium in a bid to raise funds to convert their Copse Road End stand into an all-seater stand.

They had been in negotiations with the local council for over three years but a club statement admitted it will not be possible for them to gain ‘detailed support at council level’ and they are now working on an alternative scheme.

Club chairman John Fry told the club’s official website: “Of course I am very disappointed that after such protracted discussions with the council we have come to this decision.

“However it is fair to say I am very excited about the new proposals that the club, along with their development partners CDS international, will be submitting to the council in the near future.

“With the introduction of Financial Fair Play to all clubs it is absolutely vital to generate more commercial income streams at the club and we feel our new proposals will be able to do that.

“Yeovil Town Football Club has put this town on the national and international map after its season in the Sky Bet Championship and it is imperative that we maintain that momentum.

“I genuinely believe that Gary Johnson and his management team can do it again and get us promotion, but we must have a stadium that is worthy of the division and some of the best supporters in the country.”