Suffolk County Council has submitted two Section 77 applications for Secretary of State approval to enable the former Stowmarket Middle School Playing Field to be used and operated by the Suffolk Football Association.

Stowmarket Town Council, Mid Suffolk District Council and the Suffolk FA have undertaken a feasibility study to examine proposals for the re-development of the site for football use.

A decision from the Secretary of State is anticipated in late 2017/early 2018 and afterwards, firmer proposals will be developed which would be subject to the usual permissions and consents.