A NEW stadium for Tilbury Football Club has been approved by councillors this evening.
It will still take a month for the approval to be rubber-stamped at the next meeting of the committee, but it is likely to a formality raised because officers had recommended refusal – though they conceded it was a ‘finely balanced’ issue. It may also be called in by the planning inspectorate or secretary of state, subject to monitoring by the council’s legal team.
The new ground approval given tonight (Thursday, 7 January), which would see the stadium built on the North Field site off St Chad’s Road, comes with outline approval for 112 new homes on the existing Chadfields ground, which has been the club’s home since 1950.
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