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Club Statement on Stadium Recommendation

Oxford United delighted with stadium progress

Oxford United are absolutely delighted that Oxfordshire County Council’s Cabinet has agreed with their officers’ recommendation to proceed with discussions regarding our proposal to lease land at Stratfield Brake.

We wholeheartedly welcome their decision and thank them for their considered approach in assessing our proposal and understanding the vital need to safeguard our club’s future within Oxfordshire.

As demonstrated in the recent consultation, there is wide-spread and significant support for our new stadium project, from local residents, fans and stakeholders throughout the Oxfordshire community.

Whilst the decision today remains the first stage of the process, it is a historic one, an important step forward to enable us to progress to the pre-planning stage.

We look forward to negotiating with officers to agree the finalised terms of the deal and as part of the pre-planning process, working with the local community to answer many of the valid issues that were raised as part of the consultation. We will provide a further update on our intended approach forward in due course.

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