Cray Wanderers suffer stadium bid blow
PUBLISHED: 11:10 26 September 2012 | UPDATED: 11:10 26 September 2012
The chairman of Cray Wanderers hit out at Bromley Council after the football club’s plans for a new stadium were rejected last week.
The Wands, who are groundsharing at Bromley FC, had hoped to relocate to a 5,000-capacity ground in Sandy Lane, St Paul’s Cray.
Councillors deemed the £18 million development’s size to be excessive and raised objections due to the proposed site being on Green Belt land.
Cllr Peter Dean said: “While we recognise that this was an application with great public interest, it simply did not demonstrate the exceptional circumstances needed to grant permission.”
The club’s plans also included a hotel, leisure centre and 182 residential units.
Club chairman Gary Hillman said: “I feel it’s a disgrace how the club and all the community who supported the application have been treated.”
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