Decision on Bristol Rovers' stadium delayed another week
Bristol Rovers will have to wait another week to see if the decision to allow Sainsbury's to build a new supermarket on the site of the Memorial Stadium has government approval.
The supermarket won its planning battle to build the new store despite opposition from some local traders.
The only thing that could stop or delay the scheme
would be if it was called in by Eric Pickles, the minister for Communities and Local Government.
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Rovers were expecting to hear whether Mr Pickles had given the scheme the go-ahead by the middle of this month but the decision was delayed until February 26.
Now the club has been told they will not hear until March 5.
The redevelopment of the Memorial Stadium in Horfield will in turn paves the way for the club to build a new £40 million stadium at Stoke Gifford.
Work is expected to start on the new home for the club in the summer and the new stadium will be ready in time for the 2015/16 season.
The new 21,700-seat stadium, which will be built on land owned by the University of the West of England, was given planning permission last year by South Gloucestershire councillors.