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Scarborough ground plan put on hold

KoolSport Northern Counties East League club Scarborough Athletic's plans of a return home have been put on hold.

They say that proposals to build a football stadium at George Pindar College - which would have been the Seadogs' new home - have been withdrawn after an objection from Government body Sport England.

The idea was due to be discussed at Scarborough Council's Planning Committee meeting on Thursday.

But, George Pindar Community Sports College headteacher Hugh Bellamy has withdrawn the item from the meeting's agenda following the sporting body's comments.

The college will meet with Sport England representatives at the end of the month and hopes to resubmit the plans in time for August's meeting.

Locals have recently objected to the proposals, saying they fear they will bring noise and nuisance behaviour to the area.

Sport England opposes Pindar's plans because it is concerned that they would restrict use of the college's playing fields for sports other than football.

However, Bellamy has said that he expects the objections to be withdrawn once Sport England have seen the site.


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