Public Consultation - April 2021

Scheme Overview
Weston-super-Mare AFC is developing plans for new housing, a new sports bar and restaurant, a gym open to the community, new hospitality and function rooms, and a new changing and training facility at The Optima Stadium.

The proposed construction of 99 apartments, located on the eastern part of the site next to Winterstoke Road, would help secure the long-term future of the club and enable it to make improvements to the hospitality and event facilities benefiting the club, the fans and the community. 

The stadium capacity would also be increased with a new stand for 750 seats and extra terraces. In the future the capacity could be increased to achieve 2000 seats and a ground capacity of 5000, which would enable the club’s aspiration to progress to League Two.

It is proposed the new club facilities would be built first, so that the club could operate as normal, with the residential development to follow straight after.

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Proposed site layout

<span style="color: #ad8b2d;"><strong><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Proposed site layout</span></strong></span>

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* Do you support the club's aspirations for the development of this site?

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* Do you think that the proposed uses will make a positive contribution to the area?

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* From your local knowledge of the site and surrounding area are you aware of any constraints, issues or opportunities that might influence the design proposals going forward?

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* About you
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* Please provide your postcode

Thank you for participating in this survey. If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact: Avril Baker Consultancy, Consultation Co-ordinator, on 0117 977 2002 or email