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in brief: Saints marching in to strategic gap site

Southampton City Council has proposed a new brownfield 'strategic gap' site for a football stadium, to be designed by Atherden Fuller, between Southampton and Eastleigh. Southampton fc has already spent £1.4 million on professional fees, but last week the city council said it was also buying 11ha of former gas works land in the St Mary's district of the city, to be used if the other planning application falls flat.

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