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New ground development for Burscough

Wed 17th January 2018 | Burscough
By Steve Halliwell

Burscough FC have received confirmation that the land required for their new stadium development has been purchased by Victoria Park’s owners.

The new site owners, Chequer Properties Ltd, completed on the site’s purchase contract with Travis Trust’s lawyers on Monday, following negotiations and an exchange at the start of the year.

The new stadium, which will be adjacent to the existing ground, will initially have a grass pitch and will be built to meet the required ground grading for possibly step 3/4.

With the necessary planning consent granted in 2017, and work on the Section106 terms attended to, the club can now move forward.

Burscough Chairman Mike Swift said: “With the three key preliminary elements now settled, we can again move forward to now design details, preparing for construction tenders and debating a couple of contemporary issues.

“The footballing heritage of Victoria Park in Burscough should not be lost as we make progress and relocate.  Bobby Langton would no doubt have had an opinion or two, especially as new technology makes the game available to more and more in our community, particularly youth players.

“As an open club we look forward to welcoming supporters, players, spectators and those with positive passions to see the national game develop.

"Pop in for a brew on match days, watch the play and have a chat with Steve our Football Secretary, Rod our President, Stuart one of our longest serving volunteers, Martin who looks after our finances, and Dave who manages the first team, after the game.”

 

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