Yeovil Town Manager Gary Johnson reacts to the two-month delay on the Huish Park development decision, and stresses the club 'can't compete' without the plans being approved.
The decision on whether Yeovil Town will be allowed to develop land around their Huish Park Stadium has been delayed by two months.
The club want to build a shopping complex on their training pitches to help pay for improved facilities at the ground. Today the local council deferred the decision to allow the club time to respond to fears raised by some local residents.
There are worries about the reduction of open spaces and the impact the plans would have on the town centre.
Yeovil Town Football Club will find out later if they'll be allowed to let developers build a supermarket on training pitches at Huish Park.
They say they need the money for a new stand and car park. But opponents are worried about the loss of open space and the effect of another superstore on the town centre.
South Somerset District Council will vote on the plans this afternoon. Yeovil's manager says the club will die if they can't develop:
Yeovil Town Football Club will find out today whether they'll be allowed to let developers build a supermarket on training pitches at Huish Park.
They say they need the money for a new stand and car park. But opponents are worried about loss of open space and the effect of another superstore on the town centre.
Yeovil's battle to stay in the Championship looks like it will go right down to the wire.
Gary Johnson's team conceded late equalisers in their last two games which cost them valuable wins.
On Saturday they play Barnsley, the club immediately below the Glovers in the relegation zone: a must-win match.
And it is an extra special occasion for midfielder Kevin Dawson, who will be playing against his brother.
Yeovil Town play Barnsley in a Championship relegation zone "six pointer" on Saturday.
The result could be decisive for both teams, but it's also an extra special occasion for Yeovil midfielder, Kevin Dawson.
The 23-year-old from Dublin will be lining up against his older brother, Stephen, for the very first time.
15 family members are flying over from Ireland to watch the brothers do battle and Dawson junior admits that his parents "won't know which way to look".
Kevin confesses that they're both "massive mummy's boys" but that his elder sibling enjoys listening to Girls Aloud.
Police in Somerset are warning residents to be vigilant after several people were conned by a telephone scam. Older people in Yeovil, Burnham-on-Sea and Weston-super-Mare have been targeted.
The fraudsters claim to be either police or bank officials and have personal details of the victim. Police advise people not to give out any banking details, especially PIN numbers, personal passwords and card numbers.
Two men have been arrested in an ongoing sexual exploitation investigation in Yeovil. Two 20 year old men were arrested on suspicion of rape and possession of class B drugs with intent to supply and have been released on bail.
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He's been tortured in Afghanistan and forced into dog fights - but now Wylie has won a prize at Crufts.
The canine was judged 'Best Cross-breed Rescue' at the famous dog show last week. After being rescued by soldiers he has been adopted in Yeovil.
Wylie and his new owner Sarah came into the ITV News West Country studio.