Despite local opposition: Council expecting to receive pre-planning application from Watford for new stadium

19 June 2020

Vicarage Road
Photo: PA Images "Let's give Watford the red card! We don't want your stadium!" a petition against Watford's proposed move read. As of Friday, it had more than 3,000 signatures out of a target of 5,000.

The club are in talks with Hertsmere Borough Council over a potential move from Vicarage Road to Bushey Hall Golf Club.

However, a petition has been launched opposing the move due to the location's historic significance.

Emil Gjerding Nielson

The Hertsmere Borough Council is expecting to receive a request for pre-planning advice from Watford FC about a potential move from Vicarage Road to another site in the municipality. 

"With regards to any potential move by Watford FC from Vicarage Road to a site in Hertsmere, a formal request for pre-application advice has not yet been submitted. However, we are expecting one in due course," a spokesman for the council said in a statement to

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