Second time lucky: Forest Green try again to get their stadium plans through planning

Forest Green Rovers' plans to build a new stadium off the M5 were refused earlier this year. Credit: Zaha Hadid Architects

Forest Green Rovers have re-submitted their plans to build a 5,000 seater eco-friendly stadium close to Junction 13 of M5 in Gloucestershire.

Chairman Dale Vince confirmed the new plan in a Facebook post after calling the Stroud District Council's decision to turn down the stadium a 'farce'.

The new stadium is part of Dale Vince's vision to make Forest Green the greenest club in the world. Credit: ITV News West Country

The League Two club want to move from The New Lawn in Nailsworth to the new location next to the motorway.

Councillors rejected the proposals back in June citing concerns about noise and landscaping.

New documents submitted are largely the same, with one minor amendment making one of the training pitches into an all-weather surface.

In the letter returned with the revised application, the club states the change has been made to allow local football clubs to use the pitch.

The resubmitted plans include one practice pitch made from artificial grass for community use. Credit: Zaha Hadid Architects
The eco-friendly stadium would have been made entirely of wood. Credit: Zaha Hadid Architects

Zaha Hadid Architects were selected back in 2016 to design the eco-friendly football stadium which would be the first in the world to be made entirely from wood.

Vince is expecting a decision on the new application to be made in October.