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Court of Appeal backs FC United’s ground plans

Submitted by on March 20, 2013 – 11:13 amNo Comment

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FC United’s plans for a community football ground in Moston, north Manchester, received a further huge boost when the Court of Appeal backed an earlier decision by the High Court in December to refuse permission for an appeal to be lodged by the small band of opponents who have campaigned vigorously against the development.

Here is a statement from the club:

Following a court hearing in London today we are pleased to confirm that the Court of Appeal has refused permission for an appeal to our proposed community development in Moston.

The judge in our High Court Judicial Review in December ruled the original planning permission granted by Manchester City Council should stand and now this decision has been backed by the Court of Appeal.

After what has been a costly and lengthy delay we are pleased with the decision of the court and look forward to being able to begin the build and bring the anticipated social and economic benefit to the area as soon as possible.

FC United of Manchester remains committed and open to work with all local residents and community groups, including those who remain sceptical about the development, and ensure this development is a real asset to the local area and Manchester as a whole. We will happily discuss any remaining concerns and explore ways in which they can be addressed.

We will update supporters with more information when we are able to do so.

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