The Northern Premier League will run the new eighth division at Step 4.
The league’s successful bid means that the new division will come in from the 2020/21 season. This extra division will run alongside the current Northern Premier League East and West Divisions at Step 4, beneath the Premier Division at Step 3.
The Northern Premier League’s chairman Mark Harris said in a statement: “Everyone at the NPL is thrilled to have been successful with this bid and it is testament to the quality and professionalism that the league displays, both from an administration point of view and by member clubs.
“We do our utmost to support our member clubs to reach the highest standards and we look forward to welcoming another division’s worth into our set-up to enable us to continue improving the NPL as a whole.”