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Question: Would you support a move away from the County Ground?
Keep the stadium the way it is. Forever - 5 (4.5%)
Absolutely Not! We must stay and rebuild - 61 (55.5%)
No, but could understand it - 9 (8.2%)
Wouldn't be against it, but would rather not - 19 (17.3%)
Don't care - 1 (0.9%)
Yes, if we didn't move out of town - 10 (9.1%)
Yes, even if it was 'out of town' - 3 (2.7%)
Pack the whole thing up and move to Chippenham - 2 (1.8%)
Total Voters: 103

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« Reply #60 on: Friday, May 28, 2021, 22:05:40 »

Mind you looking at our out dated Townend on TV it's not much higher than their wooden fence
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« Reply #61 on: Friday, May 28, 2021, 23:14:47 »

Mind you looking at our out dated Townend on TV it's not much higher than their wooden fence

Oh it is, just an optical illusion that it is not, besides it holds a few thousand more fans than their fence.
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« Reply #62 on: Friday, May 28, 2021, 23:27:05 »

Not for me. The CG must be one of the best sited grounds in the country. Easy to drive to, walk from the station, plenty of pubs, fast exit. Itís perfect where it is.

Precisely.  You'll only regret it once it's gone.  A traditional ground at the centre of the community it represents.  That must never change.  Yes, we're long overdue redevelopment.  But never move.  You'll never have a more perfect location for a small city football ground.
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« Reply #63 on: Sunday, May 30, 2021, 08:05:11 »

No.  Where would we find another ground with so many facilities so close ?.  As already said, wouldn't want to finish up in a field miles from anywhere like Yeovil, Colchester etc.   Just update what we've got.
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« Reply #64 on: Sunday, May 30, 2021, 17:16:39 »

A new Town End and new Stratton Bank Stand would see The County Ground being more than adequate for a few more years. Paint the bloody mess that is the top of The Arkells would make a big difference too.
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« Reply #65 on: Sunday, May 30, 2021, 17:20:23 »

The Stratton bank will always be a problem in its current location and it will be difficult to get approval for a roof due to the rights the houses close to the ground in shrivenham road have regarding losing natural daylight
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« Reply #66 on: Sunday, May 30, 2021, 18:04:38 »

The Stratton bank will always be a problem in its current location and it will be difficult to get approval for a roof due to the rights the houses close to the ground in shrivenham road have regarding losing natural daylight
Not if the roof is the same height as the top of the Rolex?

As mentioned previously, something like the away end at Forest may be achievable.
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« Reply #67 on: Sunday, May 30, 2021, 18:11:46 »

The Stratton bank will always be a problem in its current location and it will be difficult to get approval for a roof due to the rights the houses close to the ground in shrivenham road have regarding losing natural daylight

Not true. Planning permission was granted to build a new stand the same height as the DRS when the DRS was built, the club simply didnít have the funds to build both. Iíd imagine that planning permission should be a formality if they go with the angle that consent was given previously.
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« Reply #68 on: Sunday, May 30, 2021, 18:11:53 »

Not sure if that's true but if you have more knowledge than me maybe it's a possibility but even at that height the width of the roof could still be enough for the residents to block it.
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« Reply #69 on: Sunday, May 30, 2021, 18:13:29 »

Not true. Planning permission was granted to build a new stand the same height as the DRS when the DRS was built, the club simply didnít have the funds to build both. Iíd imagine that planning permission should be a formality if they go with the angle that consent was given previously.

I wasn't aware of that as that would have been nearly 30 years ago but if correct there is hope that it can happen once the funds are available
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« Reply #70 on: Sunday, May 30, 2021, 18:29:17 »

The chairman at the time was Rikki Hunt. He was under the impression that a grant from The Football League was available to help towards the cost of the 2 stands. When he found out that a grant was only available for one stand they made the decision to just rebuild what was The Shrivenham Road Stand at the time and come back to Stratton Bank at a later time. Sadly that never happened and we all know that Hunt and the others were forced to resign when the clubs financial problems came to head.
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« Reply #71 on: Sunday, May 30, 2021, 18:39:56 »

https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/9bcd07d863ce1fa63b37be92f82b5c1/Possible-County-Ground-Redevelopment?hl=en

https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/54690f9e3dfa19aca6b054b08bac9322/Possible-County-Ground-Redevelopment?hl=tr

https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/warehouse/v1.0/publiccontent/d8ec6b46-b54f-43a2-b7de-cfb0a2bcf4a3

Apologies if these donít work, Iím a bit of a duffer at this.
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« Reply #72 on: Sunday, May 30, 2021, 18:48:40 »


Wow great illustrations and thanks for sharing as that's the first time that I've seen them.
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« Reply #73 on: Sunday, May 30, 2021, 18:53:23 »

There are one or two CG ones on that site.

I just did a quick search hoping to find a pic of the redevelopment proposed some years ago and came across these.
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« Reply #74 on: Sunday, May 30, 2021, 19:11:07 »

There is hope for this proud club on every we get the right owner in charge!
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