Northampton Town have asked their supporters to vote on plans for the development of the stadium’s East Stand.

The news follows a deal in principle between the club and local council to complete the incomplete stand at Northampton’s Sixfields Stadium.

All the information is currently available online, including the club’s detailed development plans, an independent report by Lambert Smith Hampton commissioned and released by West Northants Council, and a Member briefing to all Council members.

Northampton Town have stated that they strongly believe the proposed deal on offer is in the best interests of both the club and West Northamptonshire Council and are now giving supporters the chance to cast their vote.

Supporters can cast their vote at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/PDDZQYW

The vote will remain open until 9pm on Sunday November 28th, while a physical ballot box will also be available in the club store and ticket office.

Northampton Town have said that benefits the project offers includes increased matchday revenue, better pitch-facing hospitality, a disabled viewing platform to replace one lost from the old East Stand, new on-site parking, better options for community use by both Northampton Town FC Community Trust and the club’s education department and space for a potential Fanzone if such demand exists.

Chairman Kelvin Thomas said, “There are always conversations around any proposed deal, but we are very confident with the extensive work that has been put into this,  it is very much in the best interests of the club and the deal presents the very best chance for the East Stand to be completed without adding long term debt onto the club.”

“Given what went on before our time at the club and to ensure transparency it is only right the club’s plans are available online, the WNC independent report is also available plus the briefing to Council members, therefore all of the information is in the public domain for supporters and the wider community to view.

“With that in mind, and in discussion with new supporters representative Tom (Cliffe) we all felt this is a good opportunity again for supporters to tell the club whether they support the proposed deal and whether we have a mandate to move forward.”

Tom Cliffe, the democratically elected supporter’s representative now on the club’s board of directors, added his views.

He said, “I have seen all the information and I have spoken to a lot of people since being elected and it is my opinion that this deal is very much in the best interests of the club, it is also clear that the vast majority of supporters I have spoken to, either at matches, online or even in the street support the completion of the East Stand.

“I think it is important that the opinion of Cobblers supporters are heard ahead of the Council meetings and I encourage all supporters to cast their vote to let everyone know their thoughts.”