An artist's impression of the new stand
An artist's impression of the new stand

Proposals have been unveiled for an extended clubhouse and stand at Chasetown FC.

If approved, the scheme would see some existing structures demolished to make way for the new facilities.

The replacement west stand would accommodate 250 people seated and a further 150 standing.

A planning statement said:

“The proposals seek to provide an extended and refurbished clubhouse and replacement covered seating stand so that the facilities are fit for purpose to match the ambitions of the club.

“The clubhouse extension is required to provide additional hospitality facilities to improve the matchday experience of supporters and visitors to the ground. This would result in a part single, part two-storey extension being added to the existing clubhouse.

“A covered balcony would be added to provide views of the pitch. The facility will also be used for educational training in relation to football and community activities outside of match days.”

Planning statement

Planning documents reveal how the development forms part of a broader plan to help the club continue climbing the non-league pyramid.

“To become a sustainable national league football club that provides the Chasetown community a modern sporting hub, competitive teams and a community engagement programme that ensures the club is an inclusive and enjoyable place for everyone.

“Chasetown FC is looking to widen its reach and attraction to include groups currently excluded or uninterested in football.

“The club is ambitious to bring in new groups currently not making use of the facilities by removing any physical or cultural barriers preventing easy access for the whole community, specifically through increasing the offering of sports and football.

“The clubhouse was last redeveloped in 1983 to standards and requirements appropriate at that time. The proposed redevelopment will not only bring in current building standards in relation to energy saving and sustainability, but also provide inclusive facilities for a wider range of the community.

“The redevelopment will also modernise and improve catering facilities to enable the club to generate additional income from events in order to sustain itself in the future.“

Planning statement

Full details can be seen on Lichfield District Council’s planning website.

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