Bristol Rovers and its fans are celebrating after the local council approved plans for a new stadium.
South Gloucestershire Council voted 12-1 in favour of the scheme which will see a 21,700 all-seater arena sited on land formerly owned by the University of the West of England.
The facility will include a club shop, banqueting and hospitality suite, convenience store, gym, jogging track and teaching space, while the adjacent car park will have capacity for 1,000 cars and coaches.
Chairman of the club, Nick Higgs, said the plans for the stadium had been carefully considered in order to reduce the impact on the local community. The bowl-shaped design, for instance, will help minimise light and noise pollution.
"We have undertaken extensive consultations and incorporated numerous design changes throughout this time, after listening to the views of local residents, local businesses and South Gloucestershire Council and Highways Departments," he explained.
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