This morning the Planning Committee of Manchester City Council carried out a site visit at West Didsbury and Chorlton AFC, before this afternoon’s decision on whether floodlights will be allowed to be constructed.
Though the club’s application to join the North West Counties Football League for the 2010/11 season has already been rejected by the FA, they are pressing ahead with their planning application to erect six 49ft-high floodlights at their Brookburn Road ground.
The land is in the greenbelt, and the proposed floodlights also very close to the houses on Brookburn Road and particularly Meadowbank.
There were probably around 100 people there this morning, the vast majority opposed to the plans. We will have to wait and see what happens at 2pm!