St Helens have finally been given the go-ahead to build a new 18,000 capacity stadium on the former United Glass site.
Taken from LiverpoolEcho:
The approved plans are:
* The transformation of the derelict former United Glass site to create a new 18,000-capacity stadium for St Helens Rugby League Club, a 140,000 sq ft Tesco Extra, as well as associated public realm and infrastructure improvements which will go hand-in-hand with the development
* The redevelopment of the existing town centre Tesco store in Chalon Way into new shops
* The development of the existing St Helens Rugby League Club site at Knowsley Road to create high-quality family housing.
St Helens MP Shaun Woodward said: “This is absolutely fantastic news for the fans, the club and St Helens . It is immensely pleasing to see the team get the stadium that they and all the fans truly deserve.
“This project is the biggest planning application St Helens has ever seen and we have all worked tirelessly to make this Stadium a reality.”
Just hope those builders who are planning to redevelop and build on the Knowsley Road site don't go bankrupt now!!!