ManU Objects To Former Player Gary Neville's Plans For Hotel With Rooftop Pitch
Former ManU player GARY NEVILLE "has clashed with his old club over plans to build a hotel with a rooftop pitch," according to William Cook of the London DAILY MAIL. The England assistant coach already "has planning permission for a 139-bed hotel and supporters' club in the shadow of Old Trafford, but has now submitted amendments, which include the 16m by 12m artificial area." The Trafford planning committee will meet "to consider the plans for the rooftop area, which would have a retractable canopy, bar and TVs and raise the height of the 10-storey building 1.9m higher than previous drawings." ManU has already "objected to Neville's development, on the grounds that it would obstruct views" of its stadium’s east stand. In a report to the council, the club said: "The tall landmark building would obstruct key views toward the stadium’s east stand" (DAILY MAIL, 11/7).