DUMBARTON have taken a step closer to moving to a new stadium after plans were submitted to the local council.
The Championship outfit, who only moved from Boghead to their current ground in 2000, launched a consultation process with supporters and local residents last year over the flit to a site at Young’s Farm to the west of the town.
The Sons found themselves unable to deliver on a previous scheme announced in 2014 and insist the only way to secure the finance for the new stadium is by adding a housing development to the proposals.
Plans submitted by parent company Brabco to West Dunbartonshire Council are understood to include a 4,000-capacity ground, comprising a 3,000-seater stand and terracing, a training base, community-use pitches, offices and a residential development.
Director Ian Wilson said: “Further to consultation at the end of 2016, plans have been submitted by Brabco to West Dunbartonshire Council for the relocation of the stadium from Castle Road to Young’s Farm.
“The mixed-use development includes residential, enabling development to cross-fund the new stadium build, together with additional commercial and community sports facilities, which will contribute to the ongoing sustainability of the club.
“West Dunbartonshire Council will now consider the application, before making a decision in four to six months.”