AFC Telford United have secured a new 140-year lease for their stadium, encompassing the West Stand.

Areas of the club’s New Bucks Head home were previously leased to different organisations, with the West Stand leased to Telford College and the remainder of the ground leased to the club.

After Telford College withdrew from its interest in the West Stand lease, Telford & Wrekin Council have now been able to grant a new 140-year lease for the entirety of the stadium.

The club say this will allow previously overlapping legal interests to be addressed and for further investment into the West Stand.

It also removes a risk to the club posed by the previous split-lease-holding, where loss of the West Stand due to the different lease arrangements could have seen the club’s current league eligibility status removed.

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