Poole Town football club is hoping to finally secure itself a permanent home after submitting plans for a £2million stadium to be built on the outskirts of the town.
The club has been hunting for a stadium for the past seventeen years and has been twice refused promotion, despite topping the Wessex Premier Division, due to unsuitable facilities.
Chris Reeves, the Poole Town vice-chairman, said: “It will be a fantastic facility for the town, let alone the football club.
“I would like to think the council would be proud of the club that bears its name.”
As well as the new ground, there would be facilities available to the wider community, including an all-weather games pitch, as well as parking for 156 cars.
The club is hoping for a more successful outcome than with its last proposal, when an eleventh hour objection from the council’s planning board saw it loose £20,000.