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FC United face battle for new stadium


FC United of Manchester face a battle to get their plans for a new stadium pushed through following 'unprecedented' interest in the planning application.

Manchester City Council chiefs are expected to make their decison on the proposed 5,000 capacity stadium at Moston which would see the club finally get a permanent home in the city.

But the club won't get things all their own way and a group has been formed in opposition to the plans, Residents United Residents Association, claim that the stadium would cause traffic chaos and increase levels of anti-social behaviour.

FC United claim that that the proposed development will bring £3.5m of investment to the area including coaching and holiday activities for children, free community broadband and a district heating plant offering cheaper energy.

Residents United Residents Association claim that FC United's planning application is full of flaws and contradictions and that the current site is home to bats, water voles and many varieties of insect.

Matt Morris

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