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Man United Star in New Battle


Football News 24/7
A PROPERTY development business owned by former footballer Gary Neville has re-submitted a plan to build a restaurant on a rugby club's former social building in Swinton just six months after its initial proposal was refused. Neville, now a Sky pundit and his father Neville Neville have re-submitted the plan through their development company, Signature Development Ltd.

They want to demolish the former Folly Lane ARLFC social club, which has been empty for four years, and create a 6,000 sq ft eaterie over two floors. The father-and-son team were denied permission in January when, even though planning officers recommended approval.

More than 200 neighbours objected over parking and potential noise issues and the plan was rejected by councillors.­This time, opponents have pointed out that there are 78 restaurants within a one-mile radius of the site.

Despite their objections it will once again go before the planning committee with recommendation for approval.The planning document for the Station Road site points to a reduction in the number of ‘covers’ – diners it can sit in one go.

If successful Neville will be following in the footsteps of former United team mate Rio Ferdinand. He opened swanky Italian restaurant Rosso on King Street in Manchester city centre in 2009.


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