BRISTOL Rovers’ new training base in Almondsbury has taken a further step forward with the appointment of consultants to oversee the development of the facility.

And the League One club are ready to put forward a planning application to South Gloucestershire County Council to begin work at the site.

A statement from Bristol Rovers, published on their website, said: “Dwane Sports are pleased to announce that Evans Jones Chartered Surveyors and Planning Consultants of Cheltenham have been appointed as manager to oversee the development of The Colony training facilities.

“A full planning application will be submitted to the South Gloucestershire County Council planning office, with work commencing once the agreed application has been accepted.

“The club will be providing updates for supporters on the progress of the project via its various media outlets.”