Stand redevelopment given green light

Ebbsfleet United are delighted to announce that planning was granted this evening by Gravesham Borough Council for the redevelopment of the Northfleet/Plough End stand.

At a hearing at the Civic Centre on Wednesday night, local councillors gave unanimous approval to the club’s application for redevelopment, removing the final stumbling block to the reconstruction of that section of the stadium.

Club directors were present to hear the verdict and a thrilled Peter Varney told FleetOnline: “The decision was unanimous and this is another piece of very good news in a fantastic week for this football club.

“I would like to thank Gravesham Borough Council and the regulatory planning board for their swift and decisive action. It’s a decision that not only benefits and safeguards the future of the football club but is also key to the overall regeneration of the local community and we are delighted to be able to launch the next phase of the stadium redevelopment.”

There are minor conditions attached to the planning approval but the Fleet vice chairman assured supporters they are far less complicated than those that held up the Main Stand development and are unlikely to hold up the start of the work on the Plough End which will now begin in midsummer, though no specific date has yet been made public.

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