Salford City have been granted permission to demolish their Moor Lane home and rebuild a new 5,000 capacity stadium in Kersal.
The Class of ’92 owned club has been met by opposition from local residents but their plans have now been passed by a planning committee at a meeting on Thursday.
Former Manchester United stars and club owners Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs spoke on behalf of the club at the meeting.
They were also met by a number of local residents, who put forward their objections to the plans that are expected to cost around £5 million.
Objections were raised surrounding the increase in traffic and noise in the area and the lack of suitable parking around the stadium.
However the planning committee were satisfied with the plans put forward by the club, although no timescale has been announced for work to get underway.
After permission had been granted Neville commented saying “The hard work starts here.
“We have heard the local community issues and now we must deliver on the promises we have made.”
Recently former Manchester United and Wales legend Giggs spoke of their ambition to take the club to the Football League saying “That is ultimately what we want to do. We want to get through the leagues as quickly and as best as we can,” he said.
“You can always look up at clubs like AFC Wimbledon who have done it, who have started from the bottom and gradually made their way up the leagues.
“There are loads of examples of it and as a club at Salford City, those are the clubs that we look up to.
“It is not going to be easy, but it can be done.”
At Thursday’s meeting Giggs spoke about his hopes that the new stadium would help raise the profile of Salford around the world and would help tackle obesity in the area.
The club currently sit in sixth in the Vanarama National League table, just one place and four points off the play-off spots.
Since the Class of ’92 takeover the Ammies have won consecutive promotions under management team Anthony Johnson and Bernard Morley and are now just two more promotions away from a Football League place.
Source: Mark Carruthers (@marknldaily)
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