Further to yesterday's news concerning Yeovil Town's amendments to their Huish Park development plans, the actual outline overhead plans can be viewed below. The club have removed the large Retail Unit from plans that will be submitted to South Somerset District Council in the coming weeks, with the target application date now having been extended as far as July 31st 2016. The major news is that the Retail Unit has been replaced by a hotel, which is much larger than the one that was sited on the original plans that were submitted in July 2015.
Below are two overhead plan drawings. The North section shows a 100 room hotel, that will be built on three stories on the north-west side of the Huish Park site, roughly in the area of where the current away car park is situated. The club had also planned for a small convenience store and a coffee shop to be provided on the east side of the site - this has now been shifted across further to the west side, and thus further away from Western Avenue. The Sports Clinic that was on the Western Avenue side of the ground has been reshaped, but still covers the same floor space, with residential units planned above it.
The second drawing shows the Stadium part of the ground. Here the major changes to the plans can be viewed in orange. The most significant part of the change sees a Supporters Bar, sited on the corner of the current away end and the Screwfix East Stand. This is the first time in the club's plans that they have specifically referred to a bar, with previous plans having just referred to 'facilities' for supporters of a non-descript nature. The other changes see Academy changing rooms and facilities provided close to the area where the club's current Ticket Office is - on previous plans this was named as Hospitality facilities. The Ticket Office and other administration offices would be relocated so that they directly face fans as they enter Huish Park on that north-west side. The other change sees the club replace plans for a Sports Hall, where the Marquee is currently situated, with what is described as 'Temporary Changing Rooms' - at present we're not sure what that means in practice. All of the stadium developments are labelled as 'Phase 2' meaning that they will only be developed once the money comes in from the developments on the north side of the ground.