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Football Stadium Planning Permission Upheld

Published: 20 March 2013, in categories: Legal Updates | Commercial Property Updates | News and Updates

Football Stadium Planning Permission Upheld

Campaigners who fear that their peace and quiet will be shattered by a new 5,000-capacity football stadium in Moston, Manchester, have had their legal challenge to the plans dismissed. Arguments, inter alia, that Manchester City Council had been obliged to commission a full environment impact assessment of the plans prior to granting planning consent were rejected by the Court of Appeal.

Community-based and non-profit-making football club, FC United, was in July 2012 granted planning permission by the council for the stadium, a new club house, sports pitches, car parking and landscaping on land which is owned by the local authority. Local residents opposed to the proposals sought judicial review of the council’s decision but had their arguments dismissed by the High Court.

On appeal, their lawyers argued that restrictions should have been placed on the number of days on which matches could take place and the times of day at which they could be played. It was submitted that the permission granted was wider than the club had sought and that the council had not adequately considered the noise and traffic impact of unrestricted use of the stadium.

However, refusing permission to appeal, Lord Justice Richards said it was 'not imperative' for the council to impose planning conditions to hold the club to broad indications it had given in respect of how often, and at what times, matches would be played. The council was also entitled to take the view that the stadium 'would not give rise to significant environmental effects' and that an environmental impact assessment was therefore not required.

 

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