Better news for football club as residents vow to help
Football Foundation money still available despite planning disappointment
Fears that the grant money available to Brentford Football Club would not be available following the decision to not grant planning permission for the proposed improvements to Griffin Park have subsided.
It was thought that the £1.7 million grant from the football Foundation would be withdrawn. However the lottery and Premiership funded organisation have granted the club more time to mount a successful application.
The move has been greeted with relief by the club and enthusiasm by local residents. A representative of the local Residents Association met with club chiefs on Friday and promised to do everything possible to find common ground between the club and its neighbours.
It is likely that the application can be discussed at the next planning meeting on January 13th. "Time is tight" said Steve Curran, chair of the local association "but the determination is there to enable Brentford FC to thrive at Griffin Park. I'm very hopeful that we can work together to make Brentford's hopes into reality".
18 Dec 2004
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