Councillors will get an update on the progress of a new stadium for Oxford United on Tuesday (April 18).

Oxfordshire County Council’s cabinet will receive an update on proposals from Oxford United for the proposed new stadium on council-owned land known as The Triangle, east of Frieze Way and south of the Kidlington roundabout.

The report to the April 18 meeting says negotiations on heads of terms and due diligence are under way and that the likely timescale for a final decision remains September.

Cllr Calum Miller, cabinet member for finance, said: “We promised an open and transparent process and that is what we are delivering. Cabinet members will be updated with the latest information on 18 April and all councillors will receive a briefing beforehand.

“We want everyone to be able to share their views with us before we take a final decision. The club’s need to find a new home has been well publicised, but any decision we take has to be guided by the overarching aim of whether it brings benefit to our community in Oxfordshire.

“We welcome the fact that the club has very recently submitted more detail on its vision and long-term intent. Officers began reviewing this material immediately and will look forward to seeing more detailed plans in due course.”

An independent chair is currently running meetings between the club, the council and other stakeholders and councillors will get a briefing the day before the April 18 meeting.

An update page has been set up on the OCC website.

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