Sussex have been boosted by the news that they have received planning permission for all three phases of their forthcoming ground development at The County Ground in Hove.
The development began last week with the North end of the ground being prepared for a new groundsman's facility and eventually, upgraded floodlights will be installed and the Gilligan stand will be demolished. The full redevelopment is scheduled to be complete in time for the start of the 2011 season.
Brighton & Hove Council Planning Committee met on Wednesday 16th December and gave the plans the green light, much to the delight of Sussex CEO Dave Brooks.
“This permission is a great step forward for the Club after many years of planning," he said.
"With the costs of running the grounds and Club increasing annually, it is imperative we offer a better match day experience, and generate increased non match day revenues to keep Sussex CCC at the top of the domestic game.”
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