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Swann: Spade in ground by April

Iron Chairman Peter Swann has reiterated what he told Iron-Bru.com last month, by suggesting planning permission for the new stadium will be sent for approval in December.

He told the club’s official website: “It is an exciting time for the football club and even more so recently with the outline planning permission given to our partners in the new stadium, Lucent’s, for their housing and commercial development, Lincolnshire Lakes.

“This is the platform for the club to initiate its planning application to the council for it’s new stadium.

“This application has changed over the last six months or so and now is a full application”

Swann believes work will start on the new stadium in early spring.

He added: “We have also worked on the tender process at the same time so we can fit into the timescales allotted and hope these go out around the same time as the application, sometime in December. Our hope is that the first spade into the ground will be March/April 2015 with a completion 12 months later.

“We shall be having another Consultation/Forum where we can give even more details later this month and yet again you can have your say and gather more information about the project.”

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Written by Matt Blanchard

Part of the team since 2007, before becoming editor in 2013. Undertaken the role of match summariser during Scunthorpe United live match commentaries for BBC Radio Humberside. Seasonal contributor to football titles FourFourTwo and When Saturday Comes and a finalist at the Football Blogging Awards in 2014.

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