NORTH East Lincolnshire Council has announced an independent study into the club's planned new community stadium project on Peaks Parkway.
The club has also been granted a six-month extension to the exclusivity agreement it has for the site off Peaks Parkway that has been earmarked for the development.
The club are delighted with the decision and thank the council for the opportunity to enable this project to move forward with credibility.
The decision requires the club to submit an outline planning application within six months.
This means an incredible amount of work is needed in a very short time to support the application, but the club relishes this challenge and opportunity.
The decision today does not mean that planning approval is a formality; the community will have its say and councillors the final decision through the planning process.
The club wishes to assure residents that their concerns will be listened to and that the club, through proactive consultation, intends to bring a project forward that minimises impact on the community.
Please take a moment of your time to sign our Community Stadium Petition.