New football stadium proposal for brickworks

a RIPLEY town councillor is investigating a scheme to build a new football stadium in the town.

Cllr David Williams has written to cement firm Hanson Heidelberg UK to enquire whether it still owns the former brick manufacturing site at Whiteley Road.

He said: “It is the case that the former Butterley Brick Football Club and Ripley Town FC used to play on the former football pitch here.

“This is still in situ – along with the changing rooms – unused and overgrown. It is sad to see such an under-used resource.”

He said the currently unused brownfield site could also be used for housing.