Alnwick Town lodges plan to replace storm-damaged stand

Alnwick Town has lodged plans to replace a storm-damaged stand at its St James’ Park ground.

Wednesday, 20th April 2022, 12:02 pm
Updated Wednesday, 20th April 2022, 1:38 pm

The football club is seeking permission for a replacement 50-seat terraced stand and has submitted a planning application to Northumberland County Council.

The previous wooden framed stand with corrugated iron sheets has been dismantled since being badly damaged by Storm Arwen.

A welded steel structure is proposed as its replacement which would be finished in blue to match the clubhouse and ticket office.

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Storm damage at Alnwick Town's St James' Park.

The Premier Grandstand proposed would be delivered to site in one piece and fixed down on to a concrete base.

The council’s environmental protection team has said it has no objection.

Winds of up to 98mph during the November storm also caused extensive damage to Alnwick Town Juniors pitch and clubhouse, at Greensfield, which is facing a six-figure repair bill.