A PETITION to approve new stadium plans by Oxford United has received almost 7,000 signatures.

Stratfield Brake, south of Kidlington, was initially proposed by the football club, with an alternative – ‘The Triangle’ – located south of Kidlington roundabout, west of Banbury Road and east of Frieze Way.

Oxfordshire County Council’s cabinet is set to make a decision on January 24, about whether to enter formal negotiations regarding leasing council-owned land at The Triangle to the U’s for the development of a new stadium.

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A petition has now been straight be Trevor Lambert, of OxVox, the Independent Oxford United Supporters Trust, to get the plans approved in order to see United playing at the new stadium ‘as early as possible’.

Mr Lambert, on the 38 Degrees petition platform, said supporters believe the development will provide a ‘secure home’ for United and ‘safeguard’ the club as well allowing it to ‘grow’ and ‘bring success on and off the pitch’.

He added: “It will provide facilities to benefit the wider local community, its sports clubs and leisure group.

“We recognise the many stages in the planning process and the many issues to resolve. Local residents, as well as OUFC fans, must have their views and concerns fully considered.

“The environmental and traffic impacts should also be assessed and alleviated wherever possible through good sustainable design and construction.”

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The petition currently has 6,463 of 7,000 signatures. To sign, visit: you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/approve-the-stratfield-brake-stadium-proposal-submitted-by-oxford-united-football-club


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This story was written by Gee Harland. She joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Abingdon, Didcot, Wallingford and Wantage.

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