Football ground demolition could begin next spring


DEVELOPERS are poised to appoint a firm to redevelop Chesterfield FC’s old ground – which could be knocked down by the end of next spring.

The club and GB Development Solutions – which built the £13m B2net Stadium – submitted a masterplan to create up to 68 homes at the old Recreation Ground, on Saltergate, in March.

The bid clinched outline planning permission earlier this year and now GB Development Solutions is set to name the housing developer which will build the homes.

Glenn Mills, director of GB Development Solutions, said: “We’re aiming to exchange contracts with the buyer before Christmas and to complete the sale at the end of January.

“It’s likely demolition works will commence late spring.

“We can’t say who is buying yet as we are in the process of talking to two parties,” he added.

The old ground opened in 1871 and was in use until the club’s relocation to the B2net Stadium, on Whittington Moor, last July.