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10th December 2015 17:13

Stags to start work on new training centre
chad.co.uk, Friday 04 December 2015

Work will finally start on Mansfield Town’s new training ground three years after the land was snapped up by the club.

Contractors moved onto the site off Pleasley’s Woburn Lane last year and began preparing the land with the hopes it would have been ready for the start of the this season.

Read more: http://www.chad.co.uk/news/local/stags-to-start-work-on-new-training-centre-1-7606640#ixzz3tOPnCGli

However, questions were raised over whether the football club required planning permission.

Having now being given the green light, more than 50,000 tonnes of limestone and sandstone is to be excavated up to five metres below the surface of the two-hectare site before it is levelled and grassed.

Four pitches will be created, and discussions will take place with Mansfield District Council about creating further facilities.

The club’s operations director Tina Broughton said: “The club is moving at a healthy pace off the field, as well as on it, in our aim to make all aspects of our club even better.”

Work will start in the new year.

Residents living opposite the site have expressed concerns over access, especially the narrow access to the lane.

The track is not Tarmacced, only wide enough for one vehicle and peppered with potholes which residents have often filled in themselves.


Comment by steve-hymas on Stagsnet messageboard, Mon Dec 07, 2015

The stumbling block has been removing the stone from the site.This has now got permission after a lengthy process where objections were raised at the last moment causing the delays. We are now looking how to develop the site but as they say Rome wasnt built in a day and it all bodes well for the future.



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