Yeovil Town ‘beleaguered’ bid to build a supermarket on Huish Park was never going to go through states the South Somerset District Council, reports the Western Gazette.
The application to build a supermarket on the Glover’s Huish Park has been withdrawn, 24 hours before the Council was going to make the final decision on the proposal.
Yeovil hoped that the extra revenue raised from the proposition would create a plan for an all-seater Huish Park.
Ric Pallister, the head of the South Somerset District Council revealed that the committee wouldn’t have supported the idea.
”This was always about an out of town superstore, about our own policies and about the Government’s policies. This was why this one was never going to go through. It would have been an automatic call to the Secretary of State had we attempted to approve it.” said Pallister.
”Our concern all the way along was not that the football club didn’t have ambitious ideas that we weren’t supporting, but that there was a promise of riches that they believed was going to solve so many problems.” he added.
”Our belief was that at the end of it all, when the supermarket was up and they counted the change that they were left with, it wasn’t actually, one they’d paid all the bills, going to enable them to do anything like what they wanted to do.”
Even though, this proposal has been withdrawn, Yeovil Town Chairman John Fry says upgrading the ground is the priority and plans are already underway for this to happen.
”It is fair to say I am very excited about new proposals that the club, along with their development partners CDS International, will be submitting to the council.” said Fry.