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Football’s coming home!

Created on 12/04/2019 @ 10:03
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Fans of Llanrhaeadr Football Club are celebrating the news that the club should be able to play its matches at home in the village next season.

Powys County Council has given the green light for the club to erect two stands at its ground, accommodating more than 200 seated spectators, to enable it to retain its place in the second tier of Welsh football.

This season the club has played its ‘home’ matches at Llansantffraid’s ground.

The application appeared before the committee as Powys County Council owns the ground and while its Highways Department was originally against the application due to a lack of parking space, it dropped its objection to allow the project to move ahead.

Planning officer Kate Bowen, said: “Further information was submitted by the applicant who state that there are 40 parking spaces at the ground. On match days they also have access to other parking spaces in the village, at the primary school and also at The Foundary and Tanat supplies.

“There have been no problems in the past even on large match days.”

Cllr Elwyn Vaughan said: “We should be congratulating a rural village like this for having this asset I’m sure many would be jealous. Because of the club’s success they had to move from the village and play in Llansantffraid. So you had to have this development.”

The application was passed unanimously by the committee.

By Elgan Hearn, Local Democracy Reporter  

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