Penybont’s plans for new 250-seater stand gantry given planning permission
Penybont have moved one step closer to making their ground Welsh Premier League compliant, having had the go-ahead from the county councillors.
The club finished third in Division One last season and applied for the Tier One licence before Llanelli Town claimed the title and promotion.
Penybont already has a 250-seater stand, but need another 250 seats if they are to obtain the licence to the Welsh Premier League, with a 500 seated capacity, part of the rules of playing in top flight of Welsh football. The overall seated capacity will come to 509.
Wales Online says that after a meeting with Bridgend County Borough Council on Thursday, the plans were given the go-ahead to build a stand, as well as a television gantry.
As part of the plans, the club will have to spend £8k to help with the painting of yellow lines, around the ground.
The news comes having had a 500-seater stadium rejected two years ago, but were unable due to safety-related planning conditions according to Wales Online.
The objections to the plans according to Wales Online that there were problems of ‘noise and foul language’ as well as speeding drivers and parking issues.
The new stand will be erected opposite the current stand, which is on the side of the dugouts.
Rhys Griffiths’ men travel to Goodwick United on Saturday, before hosting STM Sports. Their final pre-season game is against Paulton Rovers of the Southern League.
Penybont begin their league season at home at the KYMCO Stadium against Taffs Well, who recently parted company with Nana Baah.
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