Northampton Borough Council granted permission for a development in the town’s Sixfields area, during a meeting of its Planning Committee yesterday (Tuesday, 16 December).
The scheme is for the club’s conference centre, 255 homes, a 100-bed hotel and a small number of retail units on land surrounding Northampton Town Football Club.
Club chairman, David Cardoza, said the development was vital for the club’s future, helping place it on a more sound financial footing.
“The hotel and conference centre are crucial because they give the club income streams outside of the ups and downs of football and that is vital to the progression of the club,” he said.
“David Mackintosh and all at Northampton Borough Council have been very supportive of the club throughout this process and we are pleased to welcome the granting of planning permission.
“This is an important part of the process that will allow the club to move forward and progress by improving the facilities at the stadium.
“We are putting foundations in place now to ensure a bright and successful future for Northampton Town and we have a Borough Council who recognise the value the club brings to the town.”
Council leader, Councillor David Mackintosh, welcomed the decision, allowing development which will support the Northampton Waterside Enterprise Zone.
He said: ““The hotel and conference centre will be valuable additions to our Enterprise Zone, providing top-notch facilities to support the fantastic brands which call Northampton home.
“This is yet another step forward for our Northampton Alive programme of regeneration, which is changing the face of the town on a grand scale.”
“Modernising the ground to bring in more corporate and commercial facilities will help ensure the football club can maximise revenue and operate as a business all year round.
“This additional funding can only help provide a sound financial base for the Club to work from.”Back to Latest News