Lin­nets to move

Southport Visiter - - Visiter Life - BY SAM CAR­ROLL­roll@trin­i­tymir­ @SamCar­roll0

BURSCOUGH re­vealed this week that they have taken fur­ther steps to ‘se­cure the long term fu­ture’ of the club.

Lin­nets are look­ing to build a brand-new, pur­pose-built sta­dium in the near fu­ture and con­firmed via an of­fi­cial state­ment that their cur­rent Vic­to­ria Park site would be re­de­vel­oped as hous­ing - a scheme which would help fund their new arena.

“West Lan­cashire Bor­ough Coun­cil have re­cently re­ceived a de­tailed full plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion for a ‘shared for the vil­lage’s sus­tain­able vi­a­bil­ity and vi­tal­ity.

“The ap­pli­ca­tion is avail­able for pub­lic ex­am­i­na­tion at the plan­ning au­thor­i­ties web­site and we’d draw your at­ten­tion to the de­vel­op­ers state­ment that makes ref­er­ence to our foot­ball clubs fu­ture sta­dium.

“Plan­ning per­mis­sion was granted in Au­gust 2017 for a mod­ern re­place­ment foot­ball ground to the north west of Vic­to­ria Park. This new de­vel­op­ment will fund the new foot­ball ground.

“The prin­ci­ple of the re­de­vel­op­ment for hous­ing at Vic­to­ria Park has been es­tab­lished through the strat­egy adopted for new foot­ball ground. This ap­pli­ca­tion should there­fore be viewed as part of a wider strat­egy to se­cure the long term fu­ture of Burscough FC.”

On the field, Lin­nets de­feated North­wich Vic­to­ria 2-0 to progress in the FA Cup last week­end be­fore los­ing 3-0 to City of Liver­pool on Bank Hol­i­day Mon­day in Hall­mark Se­cu­rity Premier Divi­sion ac­tion.

Dave Sut­ton’s men will now face War­ring­ton Town in the FA Cup First Qual­i­fy­ing round on Satur­day Septem­ber 8th.

Burscough wel­come Al­sager Town in the FA Vase this week­end.

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