Councillors have today granted planning permission to increase the number of delivery hours to the proposed Sainsburys supermarket at the Memorial Stadium site by a vote of 7-2.
Bristol Rovers Finance Director Toni Watola said “We are very relieved and very satisfied that the officers recommendation was approved by the committee which is another hurdle that we have now got over.
“There are a number of hurdles that we have to get over, this is probably the biggest of those but we still have a few I’s to dot and T’s to cross however, none of them should be a problem in terms of us completing the contract.
“We look forward to progressing with all of our partners and as a club hope that we can get ourselves in a position to be on site next March”.
Earlier today it was reported that Sainsbury’s are set to withdraw funding from new stores, but Toni Watola insisted that the club has a contract in place.
“We’ve read the press the same as everyone else and there clearly are some issues but we must remember that Sainsburys have a contract with us.
“If we meet the terms of the contract then we expect to complete.”