Issue date: 13 March 2013
UWE Bristol welcomes the news that Bristol City Council has been informed by the Secretary of State that he has approved the decision to grant planning permission to J Sainsbury's, for a mixed use development on the existing Bristol Rovers site.
This positive decision is great news for the club and UWE Bristol, this means the plans for the UWE Bristol Stadium becomes a reality.
Professor Steve West, UWE Vice-Chancellor, said, “We are delighted that the reality of the UWE Bristol Stadium is almost upon us. This is great news for Bristol – it connects us with the community and is good for investment and jobs."
Bristol Rovers, website announced that, “There are a couple more bridges to cross; the section 106 which we hope Sainsbury's will sign in the next few weeks and the 3 month Judicial Review period. But we are currently on course to start work in the summer.”