" ... planning approval has been given ... "
Following tonight’s Mole Valley District Council Planning Committee meeting, Dorking Wanderers is pleased to advise all of its supporters and followers that planning approval has been given for the below items that will enhance the Meadowbank Stadium to a Grade B status, ensuring that the club can both retain its status and progress to the next level of the football pyramid.
• An 11-tier standing terrace (behind the park end goal)
• A 280 seated 5-tier covered stand (behind the park end goal)
• 3 additional turnstiles
• Enhanced disabled viewing
Work is due to commence this coming Monday Feb 10th and be completed (and inspected) within the March 31st FA deadline.
Chairman Marc White commented: “I would like to thank all of our partners at SCFA and MVDC, especially Les Pharo, Ray Lewis and Andrew Dickinson, who have been extremely supportive of the club and helped us to this point. In addition MVDC has provided magnificent support through various channels, not least Nick Gray and John Menlove, who have gone beyond the call of duty to enable this great community club to be able to continue its progress, supported by our local administration. In addition, huge thanks go to our amazing supporters new and old, especially those who went out of their way to support the application, along with the supportive local residents who have kindly worked with the club on this matter”.
“Finally, whilst we are now at a crucial construction stage, I want everyone to know that within our club we have some absolute stars whom without which this project would not be possible. They are Kris Lea and Jason Rabbetts, who have both given up countless hours to drive this project forward, and will continue to do so, all for the benefit of us and the local community”.
The club will be announcing a ‘Fans Forum’ in the near future whereby further information will be given on both the clubs on and off the field status.
Marc White added: “What drives our large amazing team of volunteers forward as a club is seeing the amount of happiness we bring to the local community. Let’s never get too over optimistic about what can be achieved, and lets value where we are today and enjoy the journey, but primarily let’s never forget where this club has come from; it has the humblest of roots and we want to continue to grow Dorking Wanderers to be the largest part of our local community, inclusive not exclusive and with members, supporters and players of all ages, all of which is supported amazingly by our sponsors who form a rock solid partner network that helps drive the club forward”.