Some Nottingham Forest fans were left unimpressed after the club suffered a setback in redeveloping the Peter Taylor Stand at the City Ground.
Work had initially been scheduled to start in the summer following the conclusion of the 2019/20 campaign which will provide executive boxes, a new club shop and a museum. This would increase the overall seating total to 38,000.
However, Paul Taylor of The Athletic provided an update on Twitter to fans after the club announced that they are yet to receive planning permission from Nottingham City Council, and therefore the Reds are allowing the sale of season tickets in the stand for next season.
The last time that the City Ground went under any form of redevelopment was in 1996, when our stadium was selected to be a venue for the European Championships and the Trent End was rebuilt for the competition.
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As a result, supporters were not impressed with the latest update and made their feelings clear about it on social media. One fan said that the situation was a “mess”, while another said that this should have been expected.
Must be some real jobsworths knocking about in that planning department.
Unbelievable lack of vision.
— James Taylor (@jtweets92) March 17, 2020
What a mess
— Guy Giles (@Tequila__Sunset) March 17, 2020
Don’t think this will probably happen now.
— Colin Peatman (@PeatmanColin) March 17, 2020
Bit vague that isnt it? Looking at a good year delay at least now i reckon
— Jamie (@JamieBriody) March 17, 2020
Should of expected this really.
— Jax (@CarnorJax87) March 17, 2020
— Jacob (@158Jacob) March 17, 2020