Hucknall Town are a step nearer to playing in a new ground

Hucknall Town are one step nearer to moving to a new home.

Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 1:50 pm
Updated Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 1:53 pm
Hucknall Town are a step nearer moving home after Lidl were given permission to build a new store on Watnall Road. Pic by Lee Fox.

Planning chiefs at Ashfield District Council have approved plans by Lidl to build a new store on the club’s Watnall Road home.

Approval was granted subject to certain final conditions being agreed between ADC and Lidl GB Ltd.

It will see Town relocate to a new purpose-built home on Aerial Way.

A club statement said: After many years of uncertainty over when the club may move to new facilities this is a significant step forward and the club welcomes this news and awaits the outcome of these further discussions.

“Hucknall Town Football Club provides so much to the local community and as well serving its valued long standing group of supporters, it also provides facilities for a youth football network (Hucknall Warriors FC) together with other community groups who utilise the facilities at Watnall Road

“We look forward to a successful conclusion and outcome which would lead to a move to a new ground, providing a continuation in facilities and further opportunities to benefit the wider Hucknall community.”

The plans, described as a "multimillion-pound investment for Hucknall", include a new eco-conscious store and 116-space car park, as well as up to 40 new full and part time jobs.

Among the benefits of the move for the club will be better facilities for the Hucknall Warriors youth team and the chance for the club to have a ladies side.

The move will also allow the club to expand even more its reach in the community.