A DILAPIDATED stand at Taunton Rugby Club's home ground looks set to be demolished and replaced by a modern 100-seater stand.

The current structure opposite the main stand at Veritas Park, in Hyde Lane, is no longer considered fit for purpose.

The club, who play in Division One of the national league structure, have submitted a planning application to Somerset West and Taunton Council for the replacement on the railway side of the pitch.

A statement with the application says: "The rugby club proposes to replace an existing dilapidated spectator stand on the southern side of the main pitch with a new modern 100-seater stand.

"The existing structure includes a platform above the roof used for filming matches.

"The new stand has a similar platform included within the design of the structure."

It adds that the proposed development will not be "significantly larger in footprint or height" than the existing stand.

"The capacity of the stadium will not increase as a result of the proposals," says the statement.

"Instead, the proposed stand will simply provide more modern and comfortable facilities for spectators in comparison with what is currently provided, allowing them to sit to watch matches rather than stand."

The club's committee agreed to apply for permission for the new stand at a meeting in November last year.

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