Live As it happened: Ashton Gate stadium decision, 27 November

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Rhiannon Beacham, BBC News

Welcome to our live coverage of today's council meeting which will decide on planning permission for a new stadium at Ashton Gate in Bristol.

STANDARD 1523 The meeting

A decision is expected to be made later on planning permission for a new stadium at Ashton Gate.

Bristol City Council's development control committee (south and east) will meet at 16:00 to discuss the plans.

STANDARD 1529 Original proposals

Bristol City Football Club first announced plans for a new stadium in 2007.

Ashton Vale in Bristol

The club initially wanted to build a stadium at Ashton Vale but, while those plans were approved in 2011, they have been held up by a bid to have the site given town green status.

STANDARD 1536 Latest proposals

The club's latest proposals, to redevelop the current Ashton Gate stadium, were unveiled in February.

Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol

The £40m redevelopment has been recommended for approval by planning officials.

STANDARD 1542 Previous permission

Planning permission was previously given for a stadium of up to 30,500 capacity at Ashton Gate, but this has lapsed.

The council said there had only been four objections to the current plans and the city's development plan strongly supported stadium improvements.

STANDARD 1555 The meeting

Chris Brierley, Political reporter, Gloucestershire

One councillor has told me he is predicting a long meeting.

STANDARD 1558 The fans

Paul Watson, Bristol City fan

I'm head coach of Mongolian Premier League Club Bayangol and a Bristol City fan. I'll be watching the meeting online in Mongolia.

I think that wherever you stand on the Ashton Gate or Ashton Vale decision the worst outcome is for nothing to happen.

In the time it has taken to make a clear decision on the future a new stadium could have been built five times over.