Scunthorpe United stadium

Project overview

Client: Scunthorpe United Football Club
Location: Lincolnshire Lakes, Scunthorpe
Sector: Sports stadia
Project status: In progress

PWA Planning submitted a hybrid planning application on behalf of Scunthorpe United Football Club for a mixed-use sports development including a new 12,000 all seater stadium for the club at Lincolnshire Lakes, Scunthorpe.


What we did


The planning application was submitted to North Lincolnshire Council on behalf of the football club in 2014. Working to an extremely challenging timescale, PWA Planning led on the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), managing consultant inputs, and ensuring potential effects were addressed with suitable mitigation.

The key components of the development were:

  • 12,000 person capacity stadium including ancillary club facilities
  • 94 bedroom hotel
  • Gymnasium
  • Outdoor training football pitch
  • New access and site access roads, car parking and associated infrastructure
    Landscaping and drainage

Outline planning permission was also sought for a multi-use indoor arena with an indoor football pitch and a range of outdoor grass community football pitches.

Complex negotiations led by PWA Planning resulted in the application being presented to planning committee in April 2015 with a recommendation for approval. Planning permission was granted, subject to legal agreement with an almost unanimous vote for the scheme.