LLANRHAEADR Football Club’s application to develop their Tanllan ground was set to be heard by Powys County Council as the County Times went to press

The club plans to erect two 100 seater stands to bring the facilities up to new tier two criteria.

Chairman Mel Roberts said: “It is a crucial day in the club’s history. It has been hard playing away from home all season and really want to come home for our supporters.”

The club has spent the past season based at Llansantffraid but planning officers have backed their proposed upgrade of Tanllan.

A spokesman said: “The benefits of the provision of additional capacity and encouraging further use of an existing recreational facility are acknowledged.

“The proposed stands would not alter the use of the recreational ground and given the distance from the properties, it is considered the proposed development would not have a negative impact the privacy of neighbouring properties.”

However Llanrhaeadr’s return could mean problems for Llanwddyn Football Club.

The JT Hughes Montgomeryshire League club has been based at Llanrhaeadr this season due to a lack of changing facilities in Llanwddyn.

A club spokesman said: “We have been told by the community council we are not allowed to install changing facilities in the village hall or by the pitch itself.

“The whole purpose of reforming the club was to play in our home village but it is not looking like we will be back next season.

“This might mean we fold and the future is quite uncertain for us right now.”