Ashton Gate plans

Planners at Bristol City Council have recommended that plans to re-develop Bristol City's Ashton Gate stadium be approved.

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Decision day for Ashton Gate revamp

Ashton Gate as it is today. Credit: ITV News West Country

The decision on whether a redevelopment of Bristol City's stadium can go ahead is expected later today.

The £40 million project will go before a planning committee this afternoon. The club wants to replace two of the grandstands - increasing capacity to 27,000.

The new look planned for the stadium. Credit: Bristol City Football Club

Council planners recommend Ashton Gate development

Ashton Gate Stadium. Credit: PA

Planners at Bristol City Council have recommended that plans to re-develop Bristol City's Ashton Gate stadium be approved. The final decision will be made by the council's planning committee next Wednesday (27 November).

If Bristol City get the go-ahead to re-build Ashton Gate then they are likely to abandon plans to construct a new stadium nearby at Ashton Vale. The Ashton Vale development has been hit by delays and the club are currently awaiting the outcome of a town and village green application for the site.

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Full report: Bristol City's plans for new-look Ashton Gate

by Jonty Messer

The future of Bristol City's ground has been hotly debated for years. Now, in the latest development, the club has unveiled plans for a revamped stadium at Ashton Gate to be shared with Bristol Rugby.

If it goes ahead work would start next year - the famous Wedlock stand would be rebuilt and the pitch moved. The proposals are an alternative to controversial plans for a brand new stadium nearby. Jonty Messer reports:

Ashton Gate redevelopment plans go on display

Artist's impression of the stadium plans. Credit: Bristol City FC

£40 million plans to develop Bristol City's Ashton Gate home go on show to the public this week. The club wants to replace two of the grandstands, increasing capacity to 26,000. It would also groundshare with Bristol Rugby.

The club still wants to build a new stadium at Ashton Vale but the proposals are a back up in case that falls through.