Bristol Rovers' stadium plans hit a stumbling block

Plans for Rovers' new stadium in South Gloucestershire have hit a stumbling block Credit: Artist's impression

Bristol Rovers' plans for a £40 million stadium on land at the University of the West of England have hit a stumbling block.

The club needs to sell its existing ground, the Memorial Stadium, to finance the move. Planning permission has been granted to turn it into a superstore and housing but Bristol City Council has now been served with notice that the decision could be fought in court.

Bristol Rovers chairman, Nick Higgs, says he is concerned about the delay but urges fans to stay calm while he waits for the council's response.

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