Harrogate Borough Council has granted planning permission to Harrogate Town Football Club to redevelop their stadium, boosting its spectator capacity from 2,800 to 5,000. The plans include new seated terraces, an office and clubhouse building, classrooms that can be used by the local community and improved floodlighting.

This redevelopment scheme is part of ambitious plans by the football club to move up the footballing pyramid from their current National League North status towards the Football League.

Garry Plant the managing director at Harrogate Town Football Club expressed his delight saying he was pleased that the planning committee supported “this sensitively designed scheme, which will help us achieve our ambitions”. He then went on to say how “The club is committed to delivering a high-quality facility that the local community can be proud of”.

Harrogate Town Football Club having been playing matches at their CNG Stadium home since the year 1919.