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Nottingham Forest receive approval for stadium expansion

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Premier League new boys Nottingham Forest, have received planning permission to rebuild the Peter Taylor stand, which will double its capacity to 10,000, taking the overall number of seats at the City Ground to 35,000.

In a statement, the club said it was delighted with the decision of the Rushcliffe Borough Council Planning Committee to uphold the recommendation of its Planning Officers that the club’s application to redevelop the stand should be approved.

“The decision represents a significant landmark in the journey to redevelop the historic City Ground site and represents the culmination of three years of dedicated work by the club and its advisers,” a spokesperson said.

The club’s intention is to complete the rebuilding by the end of the 2023/24 season, with the possibility that the lower tier of the stand could be operational earlier. In total, it is estimated the redevelopment will cost more than £94M.

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