WHITCHURCH Alport, the town’s football club, have put in planning permission to improve their Yockings Park home.
After a season of narrowly missing out on promotion from the North West Counties Division One, with a play-off defeat, the club are not resting on their laurels as they seek to raise their profile.
Alport, based in Black Park Road, have applied for the demolition of existing changing rooms and the construction of a new two-storey changing room facility with meeting rooms/offices on the first floor.
According to the application made to Shropshire Council, the club will need to design a sustainable drainage scheme for the disposal of surface water from the development.
The club has seen a huge turnaround in fortunes in the last 12 months, attracting crowds of more than 500 people on more than one occasion, despite poor form in the 2015/16 season.
It is not yet known when the plans are set to go in front of Shropshire Council’s planning committee.
Meanwhile, Alport have appealed for any help from fans and residents in getting their Yockings Park home ready for their first friendly of the 2017/18 season.
They will host former National League side Altrincham on Saturday and would be grateful for anyone to come down to the club from 10am.
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