Rovers' Judicial Review setback

Bristol Rovers plans to move to a new stadium in Frenchay have suffered a setback after campaigners submitted a Judicial Review application into planning permission for a new supermarket at the club’s existing home in Horfield.

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Full report: Rovers' £40m stadium could be delayed

Bristol Rovers' plans for a new £40 million stadium could be delayed by legal action. It's being brought by campaigners who are opposed to a new supermarket being built on the site of their existing ground in Horfield.

It comes just days after we reported that Bristol City will not now be building its new stadium at Ashton Vale - but instead, redeveloping Ashton Gate. Robert Murphy has the latest on attempts to get a top class sports stadium built in Bristol.

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Rovers reaction to Judicial Review application

Bristol Rovers chairman Nick Higgs admits he is hugely frustrated with the application for a Judicial Review into the planning process of the Memorial Stadium redevelopment:

A full statement from Nick Higgs can be found on the Bristol Rovers website.

Judicial Review lodged for Memorial Stadium site

An application for a Judicial Review into planning permission for a new Sainsbury’s at the Memorial Stadium site has been submitted. Credit: ITV News West Country

Bristol Rovers plans to move to a new £40m stadium in Frenchay have suffered a setback.

A group of campaigners known as TRASH - Traders and Residents Against Sainsbury's in Horfield, has submitted an application to the High Court for a Judicial Review into planning permission for a new Sainsbury’s supermarket at the club’s current Memorial Stadium home in Horfield.

A judge will decide in the High Court during the next 10 - 12 weeks whether the campaigners’ application is successful, which could result in a full-scale review.

Bristol Rovers needs the proceeds from the Memorial Stadium sale to finance the new stadium at the UWE campus.

Planning permission for the new stadium has already been granted by South Gloucestershire Council.

A statement on Bristol Rovers' website reads:

"Whilst we are massively disappointed that a JR application has been submitted, we urge supporters to stay calm as we work through this with our partners."

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