Planning permission was due to run out for the new bar but it has now been extended
Plans to build a new bar at Aldershot Town Football Club’s stadium have been kept alive after more time was allowed for work to start.
Planning permission was granted in 2010 to build a new single-storey, 34m-long permanent bar at the newly named Electrical Services Stadium, in place of the previous one, which was removed in 2009, as well as a new turnstile kiosk and enclosed staircase to the director’s lounge.
Delays to the scheme, and the issues surrounding the club falling into administration and changing hands over the summer, however, meant that the deadline to begin building by August 16 passed without a brick being laid.
But members of Rushmoor Borough Council’s development control committee have extended this time limit, meaning the development, which remains exactly the same, can go ahead after all.
The bar will be built at the far end of the car park, and will add to the existing clubhouse already at the stadium. It will open from 1pm-midnight on Saturdays and 6pm-11pm on weekdays and Sundays.
The turnstile, to add to one already existing at the away supporters’ entrance, is intended to allow away fans to access the ground more quickly on match days. The club now has another three years to implement the plans.