FOREST GREEN chairman Dale Vince is optimistic  his plans to build the world's greenest football stadium have moved a step closer

The proposed Eco Park ground next to the A419 near Junction 13 on the M5, had previously featured plans for a £100m green technology business park, which could have been home to 4,000 jobs.

However, the environmentalist, who became a United Nations climate change champion last week, feels he’s now seeing light at the end of the lengthy planning tunnel which started in January 2016.

Vince said: We’ve had a date for the planning meeting where the council will discuss FGR's new home, Eco Park - June 12th. It’s taken four years to get to this stage, and we’re hopeful we can get outline planning permission. It would then take another year or so to work on our final plans."

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