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Populous' Bristol City stadium approved

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Populous’ revised scheme for a new stadium at Ashton Vale has been given the thumbs up

The scheme for the 30,000 seater stadium has been reworked to include pedestrian access and 253 less homes than originally proposed.

Bristol City Council Planning Committee approved the £65 million scheme by a margin of eight votes to one.

However, the council insisted the associated hotel and shops have a very good BREEAM rating.

The application to build on green belt land will now be passed to the secretary of state for approval.

Bristol City Football Club chief executive Colin Sexstone said: ‘It is a good result. We have got through this big hurdle. There are a few more to go, but this is good news.’

Last November former RIBA president George Ferguson of Ferguson Mann Architects resorted to ‘guerrilla architecture’ in an attempt to block development of the Bristol City’s soon-to-be vacated city centre site, which was being backed by Tesco.

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