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North Stand planning application validated by Northampton Borough Council

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Club News North Stand planning application validated by Northampton Borough Council

The planning application for the redevelopment of Franklin’s Gardens is now available online for anyone to view and comment on.

Northampton Borough Council has published the full proposal (ref: N/2013/1133) online, and copies available for viewing at the Guildhall. Councillors will meet early in the new year to make a decision on the proposals.

The proposals show how the stadium’s North Stand would be redeveloped to bring the total capacity of Franklin’s Gardens up to over 15,500. Everyone can comment on the proposals before the Council’s Planning Committee discuss the plans at a public meeting next year.

Councillor David Mackintosh, Leader of Northampton Borough Council said: “The Saints team is made up of some of the best international rugby stars combined an exciting mix of young talent, so it is only fitting they have a world class stadium.

“If approved, the larger stadium would see more rugby fans brought into our town. This can only be good for our local economy and give more Saints supporters the chance to cheer on the players in black, green and gold.”

Saints chairman Tony Hewitt added: “We are delighted that the Northampton Borough Council have validated our detailed planning application and look forward to receiving the decision from the planning committee early in the New Year so that we can complete the value engineering and appoint the contractor to carry out the work.

"Our recent sold-out games have clearly demonstrated the continuing demand for the extra capacity at Franklin’s Gardens, as have the advance ticket sales for a number of upcoming matches over the next few weeks.”

Supporters can view the full planning application and leave their comments on the Northampton Borough Council - CLICK HERE and search for N/2013/1133.

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