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Six sites named for new Grimsby Town stadium

Blundell Park, Grimsby Town FC Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Grimsby Town FC could move from its ground at Blundell Park to the new site

Six potential sites for a new Grimsby Town football stadium and leisure complex have been named by the council.

The club currently plays at Blundell Park and has previously said its preferred site was Peaks Parkway.

North East Lincolnshire councillors are to assess the suitability of the sites in more detail.

The locations are: Europarc business park, Peaks Parkway, land next to Morrison's supermarket in Laceby, Great Coates, Dockside and Freeman Street.

The decision follows an independent survey which scored and ranked 16 venues, then shortlisted the final six.

Ray Oxby, leader of North East Lincolnshire Council, said the search for a new stadium had "dragged on for far too long".

Mr Oxby said: "We must follow a strict and proper process to make sure we get the right result for the whole area.

"Failure to follow this process could result in more delays and ultimately more expense."

The findings are to be presented to senior councillors in 2016.

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