STOKE CITY have today entered into a statutory public consultation process for their Britannia Stadium expansion plans . . . by highlighting the visual impact of a proposed increase in capacity to over the 30,000 mark.
The Club are offering supporters and other members of the public a two-week period in which to give feedback to the proposals before a planning application for the development work is submitted to the local authority.
As a starting point for that consultation process, City have published computer generated images and detailed plans of the work which would add a new section of seats in the south east corner of the Britannia Stadium.
This possible expansion would provide around 1,800 more seats for home supporters whilst raising the capacity to over 30,000.
The concourse area would be wider than the existing stadium bowl and furnished with catering and washroom facilities.
A high level viewing platform with lift access for disabled supporters would also be included.
Richard Smith, Managing Director of Stoke City Property, explained: "The intention is to submit a planning application at the end of November, but we must first engage in a two-week public consultation process.
"Therefore, we are offering this opportunity for supporters, or indeed anybody else who this may affect in any way, to give their views or, for that matter, to ask any questions about the development work."
Anyone wishing to express opinions on the expansion plans can do so by e-mailing [email protected].
The closing date for that public consultation process is Wednesday 28th November.
More information about the proposed expansion work can be found by clicking HERE.