Rushcliffe Borough Council has welcomed Nottingham Forest Football Club’s ambitions and plans to develop part of its City Ground stadium that could form part of a wider economic regeneration bringing housing and jobs to the site of its home in West Bridgford.
Leader of the Council Cllr Simon Robinson said the club’s plans announced today could play a significant role in boosting the longer-term housing options and employment opportunities in Rushcliffe’s Trent Bridge and neighbouring wards.
He said: “This is a wonderful opportunity for the club and partners in the public and private sector to assist the creation of the largest sports stadium in the East Midlands and regenerate the area for the benefit of the community, city and region.
“Forest play such an integral part of life here in Rushcliffe and the plans highlight a chance to bring new jobs and employment to the area that could only enhance our strapline of Rushcliffe as ‘Great Place, Great Lifestyle, Great Sport’.
“We look forward to working with the club to realise their ambitions and see where we can advise to assist creation of facilities that could complement the world class offering at neighbouring Trent Bridge cricket ground.”
Rushcliffe Borough Council Chief Executive Allen Graham said: “This major economic development project could be a great boost for this part of Rushcliffe and our staff teams will wish to work closely with Nottingham Forest officials to advise on planning, economic growth and any other matters.
“Any plans will of course be subject to an independent planning process once any applications are received.”