Rangers supporters club set for demolition

The former Glasgow Rangers supporters club in Corby could be demolished to make way for new homes
The former Glasgow Rangers supporters club in Corby could be demolished to make way for new homes
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The former Glasgow Rangers supporters club in Corby could be demolished to make way for new homes.

After struggling for months with financial problems, the club in Rockingham Road closed in February last year and was put up for sale.

Westleigh Developments has applied to Corby Council for planning permission to demolish the premises and build 24 homes on the site.

It is expected planning permission will be granted in March, allowing building to start in the summer with the homes completed by the middle of 2015.

Head of partnership and development at Westleigh 
Developments Gary Turner said: “We are very pleased to announce that we are in the final stages of planning for a new affordable housing scheme at Rockingham Road which will see 24 new homes being built for the people of Corby.

“Consisting of one and two-bedroom apartments, as well as two and three-bedroom houses, we aim to transform the former supporters’ club site back into a thriving community and hope it will create ongoing opportunities for the local economy.”

The club was once said to be the largest Rangers supporters club in England.

It had a travel section which organised coaches to Rangers’ home games and when it first opened it had about 1,500 members.

By the time the club closed it had just 220 members still on its books.