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Villagers oppose to football club’s expansion.

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A non-league football club in Worcestershire wants to build two new stands at its stadium, but residents are concerned that the team is becoming too big for the village.

Inkberrow Football Club has applied to Wychavon District Council for planning permission to enhance their home on Sands Road, Inkberrow.

However, others have already objected to the proposal, claiming that the team’s expansion is “swamping” the community.

Documents filed with the planning application said that there was a demonstrated need for the club to increase the capacity and sustainability of its existing pitches.

If authorized, the new covered terraces would be situated between the club’s current stands and the home and away dugouts.

The first stand would accommodate 70 standing fans, while the second would accommodate 50 seated supporters.

In response to the proposal, local homeowner Rosie Lee stated: “I live on a small rural road that is being swamped by this tiny club expanding beyond the size of the road it sits on.”

“There is not enough parking as it stands without extra seating.”

Fellow resident Lynn Moseley said: “I feel this football club is asking for more and more.

“It will be like Birmingham City Football Club’s ground in the middle of a little village.

“Living in this what was once a quiet idyllic road in a rural village has become like living in a busy city, and our quiet Saturdays and Sundays in our gardens have lost their tranquillity as I’m left listening to shouting and swearing football players.”

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