Hundreds view club's plans to build store at Huish Park
Thursday, December 01, 2011
MORE than 200 people visited Huish Park at the weekend to view Yeovil
Town's plans for a supermarket at the ground.
The Glovers hope to build a 70,000sq ft store on land currently used as
training pitches behind the Copse Road End terrace. Revenue from the
project will then fund a proposal to build a new all-seater stand.
District, town and parish councillors joined residents, football
supporters and businesses at the three day exhibition held in the Alec
Glovers' chairman John Fry described feedback as "encouraging", vowing
to keep the public up to date with any revisions to the proposals
throughout the planning process.
He said: "On the whole, the feedback we received throughout the
exhibition was extremely encouraging.
"Residents were able to share their comments during the event and we
have taken these on board.
"The food store development has the potential to provide the club with a
very exciting future as well as meeting a need within Yeovil for
additional food retail space and - more importantly - substantial job
"The club is an important economic driver in the South West. We are
embarking on this project to ensure that the club has the resources and
facilities on site to continue to compete effectively in the Football
Fry revealed that the club had received interest in the store from a
mystery supermarket, with the development expected to create in the
region of 300 jobs.
FOR more on the exhibition see Page 11.