Nailsea and Tickenham FC have been given permission by North Somerset District Council (NSDC) to erect a new clubhouse, floodlights and other ground improvements that are required for entry into Western League football.

This will pave the way for a much higher standard of football and enable the club to enter prestigious competitions such as the FA cup, something that has never been possible before from a local side. Following this, the club’s medium-term aims are to expand the player base to include an under 18 side and mixed junior football for the boys and girls of Nailsea and Tickenham to enjoy.

John Murray MBE (Club Treasurer) said “This is the culmination of 2 years work since the original planning of the ground development commenced. During this time the football club have worked collaboratively with our experts and the planning staff of NSDC to arrive at a design that ensures the bats and other wildlife in the area are adequately protected, whilst also meeting the specific ground requirements of the FA”.

Nailsea and Tickenham FC would like to thank Cllr Andy Cole (Chairman of NSDC Planning and Regulatory Committee), the Chairman and Committee members of Nailsea Town Council, Dr Liam Fox MP, Abacus Lighting, Smart Ecology, Tim Pursey (Arboricultural Consultant) and Will Falconer (Architect), without whom this planning consent would not have been possible.

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