STAMFORD GROUND WORK DUE TO COMMENCE

Work on Stamford AFC's new £5m football stadium and sports complex is set to begin this summer and should be completed in 2014.

Full planning permission for the venue was granted in March but contractors have been unable to move on site due to issues with access and road safety.

The discussions with Kesteven District Council have now been completed and work on the project, which is being built on land of Ryhall Road on the outskirts of Stamford, looks set to commence in the summer.

Northern League outfit Stamford AFC, the Burghley House Preservation Trust and New College Stamford have joined forces to erect the facility, and Burghley estate director David Pennell said: “We very much hope that once it is done [the resolution to the road issues] we can crack on with starting the development as soon as possible.”

The Daniels’ football director Guy Walton said: “We are delighted the project has successfully entered the procurement stage and look forward to the construction of a sporting facility for the town.

“Stamford AFC will enjoy our league promotion at the current ground for the coming season before moving into a new home next year.”

Posted on 31/05/2013