The Canterbury City Council’s Planning Committee will decide on the Highland Court planning proposal including Canterbury City FC’s stadium plans at The Guildhall, Canterbury on the evening of Tuesday 5th February 2019.
Being a public meeting the SCEFL Club are inviting players and supporters to the night as they try to impress upon the local councillors ‘enough is enough’ and that it’s time that the city had it’s football team back home.
The meeting starts at 6.30pm with Highland Court and the CCFC Stadium item 7 on the agenda.
On the news that decision time was imminent City Chairman Tim Clark said “I intend to address the Planning Committee on the 5th, look them straight in the eyes and tell them it’s time for justice and a Yes vote. We have no Plan B and a No will see the Club collapse for the second time in 20 years. It’s as stark a choice as that!
We have spent the last 2 years working on our Community Football Hub plans and the City Council have a once in a lifetime opportunity to vote on the 5th for a sporting legacy that will serve generations to come.”
In an act of solidarity across the SCEFL a group of Chatham Town fans have thrown their support behind the cause and indeed they have joined together to sponsor the Challenge Cup game between the two clubs next week in order to further highlight Canterbury’s Stadium quest. An open letter will be posted in the matchday programme on the night which will include the names, and clubs supported, of any local football fan that wants to get behind the bid.
It is certainly a big week in the history of Canterbury City as first up they have their FA Vase match against Leicester Nirvana on Saturday. Canterbury are the home side, which for now is at Salters Lane, Faversham with a 3pm kick-off.
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