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Scarborough's new football stadium plans go on show

Scarborough Leisure Village Image copyright Scarborough Borough Council
Image caption The leisure development includes a 25m swimming pool, sports hall, squash courts, dance studio and stadium.

Plans for a football stadium and swimming pool at a disused park-and-ride site in Scarborough are to go on show.

The proposed 2,000-capacity ground on the Weaponness car park would be home to Scarborough Athletic Football Club.

Land sold for a supermarket at the town's former football stadium is to help fund the leisure development, the council said.

The store would create up to 30 full and part-time jobs, according to Lidl.

The Weaponness leisure development includes a 25m swimming pool, sports hall, squash courts and dance studio along with the community stadium.

A consultation on the development is open until 20 February.

The store proposed for the former football ground would have a sales area of 14,000 square feet (1300 sq m), said Lidl.

Formal planning applications for the two sites are due to be submitted by the end of February.

Scarborough FC used to play at the old stadium, but the club was wound up in 2007. The ground was demolished in 2011.

Scarborough Athletic Football Club was formed in 2007 but has had to play its fixtures at a ground in Bridlington about 17 miles (27 km) away.

The plans are on show at Falsgrave Community Resource Centre until Saturday.

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