Changes to clubs licence to host events and car spaces increased
In February 2014 Shrewsbury Town submitted plans for a variation of the existing S106 planning consent for Greenhous Meadow to allow the flexibility of club to host up to 6 non football events as well as international matches etc without prior agreement from Shropshire Council.
Previously the club had to discuss any potential concerts, international matches or non Shrewsbury Town games with the council prior to being able to agree to host any such events.
The application also asked that the club could reconfigure the existing car park at the stadium to increase the number of parking spaces.
We are pleased that Shropshire Council have agreed to these variations to the existing planning application that has been in place since the club moved to its new home in 2007.
The agreement means it will now be easier for the club to host large events like the successful Elton John concert and games such as England international matches for the various age groups and womens team as well as games such as the RAF v Army and Charity games which the club have previously hosted. The club will continue to work closely with the council to make sure everything continues to go during the pre planning and the events.
The changes to the car park will mean a reduction in the number of coach spaces and re-design of the existing parking spaces to increase the number of available spaces. The change will not require any additional building work other than the removal and reapplication of the lines on the car park.
Shrewsbury Town’s CEO Brian Caldwell is pleased the changes have finally gone through and has praised the council on their decision.
“The decision from the council is a welcome one and it gives the club greater flexibility when planning for future large events.” said Brian.
“It shows the good relationship we have with Shropshire Council and we thank them for the cooperation over coming to the final decision.
“We will be able to make decisions earlier but will still need to go through the full planning process to ensure that everyone is happy with the events being hosted.
“The club have been actively looking to host more concerts since the Elton John one and have come close to securing some big acts on a number of occasions.
“The application was originally submitted by Club Chairman Roland Wycherley back in February 2014 and we would like to thank Stuart Thomas at Berrys and everyone who has helped in getting us to this decision.”