A Ribble Valley football club has submitted plans to the council to build new changing rooms.

Benjamin Mayson, from Langho Football Club, has proposed to Ribble Valley Borough Council to dismantle the current timber changing room and rebuild it using concrete.

The site where the proposed works are to take place, on Northcote Road, are leased by Langho Football Sports and Country Club from the council.

Under the terms of the lease for the site, the consent of the council is needed for any proposed alterations.

Lancashire Telegraph: The site plan for the proposed changing roomsThe site plan for the proposed changing rooms (Image: Ribble Valley Borough Council)

This was submitted on April 17 and a response from Mark Berveridge, head of cultural and leisure services at the council, said: “Regarding the Northcote site, I acknowledge your request to improve the changing accommodation and under the terms of the lease I can confirm that I approve the club seeking the necessary planning permission required for this work to be undertaken.”

The council has also agreed to provide funding towards the cost of the proposed works.

A planning application reads: “It is proposed that the existing timber changing room shed/sports pavilion will be dismantled and removed from the site.

“The existing base will be prepared to create a platform to suit a 18.28m (length) x 3.81m (width) and 2.51m (height) concrete sectional apex shed building which will be erected to replace the existing building.

“The building will have concrete walls with a corrugated metal roof and white fascia. There will be no change of use – the new building will be used as a changing room facility as the old one has.”

This is not the only change under way at the club, having also agreed a three-year sponsorship deal with Langho-based Conkers nursery.

The nursery has been named as arena sponsors at the club and will sponsor the naming rights for the next three years.

Lancashire Telegraph: Langho FC's ground will be known as the Conkers Arena for the next three yearsLangho FC's ground will be known as the Conkers Arena for the next three years (Image: Conkers Nursery)

Emma Collins, director at Conkers nursery, said: “We are absolutely delighted to announce this new sponsorship deal with Langho FC, a football club right in the heart of the community.

"The ethos of the club is very much about maximising potential and fulfilling aspirations, which is something we can relate to very well here at Conkers and we are looking forward to seeing where this journey takes us over the next three years."

Mick Ellison from Langho FC added: "Their support will be valuable over the course of the deal and it will allow our club to continue to grow and grow, as well as providing a fantastic facility for so many young people in East Lancashire."