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Application submitted to register City Ground, home of Nottingham Forest, as an Asset of Community Value

The City Ground Photo: Tim Goode PA Wire/PA Images

An application to register the City Ground, home of Nottingham Forest Football Club, as an 'Asset of Community Value' has been submitted to Rushcliffe Borough Council.

An ACV is land or property of importance to a local community which is subject to additional protection from development under the Localism Act 2011.

The stadium itself is part of the club's assets but the land upon which it is built is owned under freehold by Nottingham City Council.

"Nottingham Forest is part of this city’s rich heritage and a vital part of our community.

Not only are we delighted to support The City Ground being submitted to the Asset of Community Value register but we would also add our commitment that the land upon which this iconic stadium is built will never be sold without the active and overwhelming support of the fans.”

– Councillor Jon Collins, Leader of Nottingham City Council
Nottingham Forest Credit: Tim Goode EMPICS Sport

The ACV application was made by the Nottingham Forest Supporters’ Trust.

"This is a key safeguarding measure for the future of our football club.

With our membership now live and having already seen hundreds of members join up we have a huge wealth of skills to call upon to continue to push further initiatives forward.

Anyone who has not already done so can sign up to join the movement at www.nffctrust.org.”

– Elliott Stanley, NFST

Receiving an ACV status would place Nottingham Forest’s stadium alongside other English football grounds including St. James’ Park, Ewood Park and Old Trafford.

The NFST say they hope to find out whether the application has been successful or not within two to six weeks.