A planning application has been submitted by Yeovil Town for the “relocation and reduction in size” of the marquee at Huish Park.
The club has applied to (its landlord) South Somerset District Council for permission to relocate and reduce in size its “refreshment marquee from the existing external location to within the stadium secure compound footprint.”
The application was submitted to the authority on at the end of September, although it appears the application was only validated by the council last week, and therefore seems likely to be dealt with within an undetermined timescale.
However, it ties up with comments made by club director Stuart Robins a couple of months ago when he spoke about using the marquee to create “a fan zone behind the Thatcher’s Stand” at Huish Park.
Speaking to Three Valleys Radio’s ‘In Conversation With…..’ programme, he said: “In the short term we are trying to take part of the marquee and create a fan zone behind the Thatcher’s Stand.
“We still have to apply for a licence and then we can move part of the marquee to behind the Thatcher’s to create a better environment.
“It’s a semi-permanent structure, but it will be better than what we have at the moment. Our goal is to have some form of fan zone.”
One assumes that a planning application is a step towards that goal of a semi-permanent structure.
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