Council leader slams stadium opponents

The Leader of South Gloucestershire Council, Cllr John Calway, has slammed the TRASH campaign group for undermining the planned new stadium for Bristol Rovers and UWE in Stoke Gifford. He made the criticisms whilst standing on the site of the planned new £40 million 21,000+ seat stadium with Bristol Rovers Chairman Nick Higgs and UWE Vice-Chancellor Professor Steven West. Cllr

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UWE Stadium construction set to begin in September

Construction work on Bristol Rovers’ planned new 21,700-seater stadium in Stoke Gifford looks likely to finally get under way in September following the signing of an agreement relating to the future of the club’s present ground in Horfield. The club announced today that all parties have now signed the Section 106 agreement for the redevelopment of the Memorial Stadium site,

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Another milestone reached in UWE Stadium project

Bristol Rovers FC have announced the passing of a further milestone in their project to build a new 21,700-seater stadium on land near the University of the West of England in Stoke Gifford. A message on the club’s website says the three month period during which the granting of planning permission could have been challenged through a judicial review has

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Contractors on site at UWE Stadium plot

Bristol Rovers FC has announced that another important milestone has been reached on the UWE Stadium project, with contractors moving in to establish the final design of the foundations. According to a news article on the club’s website, contractors have entered the site near the university’s Frenchay Campus to carry out a series of boreholes to test the ground conditions.

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Formal planning permission granted for UWE Stadium

South Gloucestershire Council has granted formal planning permission for the new UWE Stadium in Stoke Gifford, following successful conclusion of negotiations over the scheme’s ‘Section 106’ obligations. Councillors originally resolved to approve the 21,700 seat stadium in July, subject to completion of the Section 106 agreement which sets out its contributions and enhancements to local infrastructure and amenities. With negotiations

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UWE Stadium opening put back to 2015/16

The  21,700 seater stadium that Bristol Rovers plan to build on land near the University of the West of England (UWE) in Stoke Gifford, is now unlikely to be ready for the start of the 2014/15  season, as the club had originally hoped. Media reports in the past week have quoted Club Chairman Nick Higgs as saying that the opening

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