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Forest Green Rovers boss promises new eco park and stadium

Plans for the new eco park off the M5 Credit: Ecotricty

Dale Vince, the multi-millionaire owner of Forest Green Rovers FC, has outlined plans to move the club away from Nailsworth.

He plans to build a £100 million development by junction 13 of the M5, which will include an all-seater stadium, training fields, 4G pitches, multi-disciplinary sporting facilities, and also a sports science hub.

As well as a new stadium, he hopes to encourage businesses from the environmental sector to relocate at a new business park there.

Mr Vince, head of Ecotricty the Stroud-based green energy company, says he'll submit plans later this year.

Stroud District Council have responded to Dale's ambitions.

We are aware of Dale Vince’s ambitions for Forest Green Rovers FC to become a major league club and therefore we are not surprised by his plans. We await his application with interest.

– Stroud District Council

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A 21-year-old Gloucester estate agent, turned supercar driver, has broken a UK record in a battery-powered car. Nick Ponting drove Britain's first electric supercar which has to be plugged in before it can move.

The car was built by Stroud firm Ecotricity to demonstrate what you can do with green energy. Nemesis, as its called, has broken the land speed record not once, but twice, as Michael Billington reports.