As many supporters will be aware, Brentford FC submitted their planning application last Friday (31 May) for their new Community Stadium at Lionel Road.
The next stage is waiting for the Council to validate the Club’s application, which should happen in mid-June – BIAS will keep you updated.
Once validation happens, we’ll have all the details you’ll need to show your support for the new stadium, including who and where to send your letters/emails to along with the planning reference.
BIAS is in the vanguard of a campaign to mobilise support for this scheme – which, if successful, would be the culmination of more than a decade’s hard work for many of our volunteers.
A key part to this support will be encouraging Brentford supporters – wherever they live – to register their support for the scheme with Hounslow Borough Council.
With this in mind BIAS volunteers were out in force for the Portsmouth game at the end of last season handing out leaflets – which detailed many of the arguments that supporters could use in letters of support.
If you missed it the leaflet can be downloaded here.
Public support for the scheme is absolutely crucial – as it will underline the Club’s painstaking and professional approach towards the new stadium proposal.
Letters of support are crucial from all supporters wherever you live – but all the better if you are a resident of Hounslow Borough, and especially so if you live in close proximity to the area that is likely to be affected by the new stadium.
We hope to have an update on this latest stage next week. Ideally letters of support should be submitted during the period from mid June to the end of July – but any letters, at any stage will all play their part. It is likely that a decision on the planning application will be made in early Autumn. If successful work could start on the new stadium next Summer and Brentford could be playing their first games at Lionel Road at the start of the 2016-2017 season.
Please check back regularly for more updates on this exciting new chapter in the Club’s history.