A meeting of Wrexham County Borough Council’s planning committee earlier today granted approval of the Club’s application to construct a new 5,500 capacity stand at the Racecourse Ground.
The conditions attached to the approval have been delegated to officers to agree with the Club and demolition of the existing, derelict Kop will commence as soon as practically possible.
The application for funding from the Levelling Up Fund is expected to be determined on November 30, 2022. The Club are making a significant financial contribution towards the cost of the new Kop, after already purchasing the freehold of the Racecourse Ground.
Co-chairmen Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds said: “With planning committee approval now secured, we can move forward with the Kop Development, starting with the demolition of the existing structure.
“The derelict state of the Kop, has long been an eyesore and we hope that by the start of the 2024/25 season, it will be brought back into use, with another 5,500 fans able to watch games live, as well as providing a superb backdrop for those watching on TV.
“We would like to thank the planning committee for the positive decision they have made and all those who have been involved with our application.”