Accrington Stanley may currently be unable to let fans into the stadium, but it hasn’t stopped the go-ahead being granted for its expansion proposals.

Stanley unveiled their latest redevelopment proposals for the Wham Stadium in the summer.

The Reds applied for planning permission to Hyndburn council for a revamp of the area to the rear of the South Stand to bring facilities up to that “befitting” a club of its stature.

The council has now confirmed planning approval.

The plans form the latest step in the Livingstone Road stadium’s revamp following the reconstruction of a new all-seater Whinney Hill Stand in 2018, and installation of new floodlights before the start of the 2018/19 campaign.

The planning statement applied for the demolition of existing building and associated turnstiles, entrances and temporary buildings to the rear of the South Stand, construction of replacement/upgraded player and manager areas, offices, hospitality areas, supporters bar and turnstiles, and a new high level television camera gantry.

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