Hastings council leaders have agreed to move ahead with plans which could see a new football stadium built in the town.
Hastings Borough Council's cabinet yesterday agreed to support a Hastings United FC scheme to build a home at the Tilekiln Recreation Ground in Hollington by agreeing in principle to the sale of council-owned land.
While still at an early stage, the council says the proposals are expected to include the construction of a 1,950-capacity stadium as well as new gym facilities and two additional football pitches for community use.
The overall scheme is expected to be funded through the sale of the club's current ground at Pilot Field to housing developers.
Further details of the proposals are expected to be published in January with the next steps expected to be considered in March at the earliest.