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Cambridge City stadium approved

Cambridge City are free to start work on building their new stadium, after Secretary of State Eric Pickles gave their application final approval.

Cambridge City look forward to "new era" after stadium plans are approved by the government

Plans for a new 3,000 seater stadium have been given the go-ahead by the government. Credit: Cambridge City FC.

Cambridge City are free to start work on building their new stadium, after Secretary of State Eric Pickles gave their application final approval.

The Southern Premier Division side had been hoping to build a 3,000 capacity stadium in Sawston, and that dream will now become a reality.

The plans had already been approved by South Cambridgeshire District Council in June, but the final decision had to be made by the government because the ground will be on green belt land.

Eric Pickles has now approved the plans. Credit: PA

The club have recently been sharing a ground with nearby Histon.

"This is fantastic news for everyone involved with Cambridge City Football Club.

We can now really move forward and develop something truly special that will not only secure the long-term future of the club, but will also provide a first class community facility for the people of Sawston and surrounding area.

I am delighted and excited that we can now look forward to a new home, and I am sure that the fans will also share the same feeling in what will be a dawning of a new era for the club".

– Kevin Satchell, Cambridge City Chairman

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