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Eco-friendly wooden stadium turned down by local council

Forest Green denied planning permission for new stadium

Thursday 13th June 2019

Forest Green have been denied planning permission for their new stadium.

The ground was due to be built next to the M5 motorway, but Stroud District Council rejected the plans due to fears about community benefit, noise pollution and the impact on the landscape.

If approved, the new 5,000 capacity stadium would have been built entirely of wood and have been ready for the start of the 2023/2024 season.

The League 2 side are appealing the decision, but will play at The New Lawn for the foreseeable future.


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Rob is the owner of footballgroundmap.com. A Sheffield United fan and father of two, Rob loves nothing more than a good game of football whether that's watching the Blades or one his local non-League teams. He's somewhat of a traditionalist, preferring the older grounds to newer purpose-built ones.

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