Sandy Park Stadium Capacity permission granted

Local Authority

East Devon


Permitted Development and Prior Approval
  • Leisure and Tourism
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Permission secured from the Local Planning Authority to vary conditions related to allowable music concert capacity for a large stadium redevelopment scheme.

Client Sandy Park Stadium

We are happy to share that we recently secured approval to vary conditions related to event capacity for a large stadium redevelopment scheme following an earlier grant of conditional planning permission.

Originally permitted in 2013 for a major expansion increasing spectator capacity to 20,600, additional conditions restricted music concerts to 3 per year with maximum attendance of 10,000 people. Our latest successful application involved negotiating with the Local Planning Authority to vary these limitations.

Previously, Peter worked on getting Sandy Park Stadium planning permission to host up to four music concerts in June 2023. You can read the success story here –



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Through constructive dialogue with council planners, we achieved permission to host up to 6 music concerts annually between May and mid-July. Critically, increased attendance up to 15,500 per concert is now enabled. Weekends outside of bank holidays and school breaks will help minimize local disruption.

Navigating nuances around revising previously consented schemes requires planning expertise. We enjoy collaborating with clients to expand possibilities for realising site potential within acceptable bounds.

If you have a similar project or need planning advice, please get in touch with us. We would love to hear from you.

With Bell Cornwell as your planning partner, you can unlock hidden value and maximize financial returns from your existing properties. Our knowledge of policies and proven track record navigating the system ensures the highest chance of securing planning permission.






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