A SITE at Hillingdon Circus is being set aside to enable Wealdstone Football Club to build a new home.

The club, which plays in the National League and has its sights set on moving up to the Football League (EFL), currently plays at Grosvenor Vale on the former Ruislip Manor FC ground.

Hillingdon Council has agreed to set aside an 18-acre plot to enable Wealdstone to draw up plans for a new stadium. It follows a year of negotiations.

The land, on Freezeland Way, adjacent to the Master Brewer site, is seen as potentially suitable, with easy access to the A40 and Hillingdon station which runs alongside.

It is also away from core residential areas.

Wealdstone want to create a stadium with a capacity to hold 6,300 supporters, as well as providing parking and training areas.

At present, no plans have been agreed and any proposals for a new stadium would be subject to the club finding the funds, developing an acceptable plan and offering significant benefits for the community.

A planning application would then need to be submitted.

Hillingdon has agreed not to pursue any potential alternatives for the land for six months while Wealdstone assess the feasibility of the project.

Cllr Jonathan Bianco, Cabinet Member for Properties, Highways and Transport, said: “This is potentially a great win for all residents, not just for local sports fans, as the club’s proposals have the potential to be a positive development that could bring many benefits to our borough.

“It’s a long road ahead but we look forward to hearing more detailed plans in due course.”