Oxford United’s plans for a new football stadium have been rejected by residents in a poll.

The football club is proposing to build a 18,000-seat stadium on land south of Kidlington, known locally as the Triangle.

Yesterday (May 10) residents of the Kidlington Parish went to the ballot box to vote on the plans after it was requested by a group of locals.

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A total of 3,006 ballot papers were cast. 928 residents voted yes, 2,073 voted no and five papers were rejected.

The overall turnout in the vote was 29.99 per cent.

The poll is not legally binding, and Oxfordshire County Council is set to make a final decision on the plans in September.

The land in question is owned by the council.

Oxford United currently play at the Kassam Stadium but the club’s lease on the stadium runs out in 2026.