Sons make case for new sta­dium

Lennox Herald - - NEWS - Carla Tal­bot

Plans to build Dum­bar­ton FC’s £13.5mil­lion sta­dium will be dis­cussed at com­mu­nity coun­cil meet­ings across the area this week.

Mem­bers of both Dum­bar­ton East and Cen­tral Com­mu­nity Coun­cil and Sil­ver­ton and Over­toun Com­mu­nity Coun­cil with gather to dis­cuss the plans.

They will then vote on whether to sup­port or op­pose the club’s pro­posed move, which would see the mul­ti­mil­lion pound fa­cil­ity built on Young’s Farm near Ren­ton Road. The Sil­ver­ton and Over­toun meet­ing will be held in the Crosslet Cen­tre at 7pm to­mor­row (Thurs­day).

And the Dum­bar­ton East and Cen­tral meet­ing will take place at St Au­gus­tine’s church hall on Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 14. The meet­ing will be­gin at 7pm.

The Sons Trust’s com­mu­ni­ca­tions and projects man­ager Si­mon Bar­row will join com­mu­nity coun­cil mem­bers for the meet­ings.

Dorothy Heron, sec­re­tary of the Dum­bar­ton East and Cen­tral Com­mu­nity Coun­cil, said: “Si­mon Bar­row has been li­ais­ing with the club to get as much in­for­ma­tion as pos­si­ble on the sta­dium move and he will be join­ing us to shed more light on what the pro­posed plans are and how they are pro­gress­ing.”

The sta­dium pro­ject in­cludes a 4000 ca­pac­ity sta­dium, com­pris­ing 3000 seats and 1000 ter­rac­ing, and am­bi­tions of cre­at­ing com­mu­nity and leisure fa­cil­i­ties.

It also in­cludes a res­i­den­tial de­vel­op­ment of 200 houses built next to the sta­dium, which are needed to fund the move.

The pro­posal is cur­rently in the pre-plan­ning stage and will be sub­mit­ted to West Dun­bar­ton­shire Coun­cil’s plan­ning depart­ment in the com­ing months.

The Rock The Sons’ cur­rent sta­dium at Cas­tle Road

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