Ebac Northern League Second Division club Durham City have issued a statement on several matters with regard to its future plans.
Club owner and chairman Olivier Bernard has transferred the club ownership to his partner Diane Wilson in order to ensure there is no perceived conflict of interest with regard to any of his business activities and also his role as a football agent.
Bernard remains fully committed to the club and will continue in his role as chairman, and he has also strengthened the band of volunteers with some additional members who will all bring strong commercial and business acumen to assist the club going forward.
The club has also recently submitted a pre-planning application to the council for a new football ground and facilities in Durham and have just been advised that the proposals could be supported in principle which is a really positive step forward.
The council’s constructive advice and recommendations will now be studied and followed and although it is still too early to be exactly precise about detailed timing, if a full planning application was approved in late 2018 it might be possible to play matches in season 2019/20 in the new facilities.
For season 2018/19 the club has signed a new groundsharing agreement and will play all home matches at Brandon United`s ground and the club is pleased to be able to play matches closer to Durham which is in line with the requests of its supporters.