PRESTATYN Town Football Club have submitted plans to improve areas of their ground in order to make a JD Cymru Premier return.

The Seasiders’ formally submitted proposals to construct a replacement gantry and for the formation of additional hardstanding at the Motion Finance Stadium to Denbighshire county council last week.

This is the latest in a series of developments that the club has been working hard on in recent weeks, with Town looking to secure a Domestic Licence from the Football Association of Wales to achieve promotion.

Neil Gibson’s side are comfortably on top of the second-tier standings and currently enjoy a 16-point cushion over nearest rivals Flint Town United.

The only thing standing in the club’s way for a return to the top of the Welsh domestic pyramid is their licence, and officials have been in constant discussions with FAW representatives regarding what they need to do in order to get areas of their facility up to standard.

The application was formally submitted to Denbighshire’s planning committee on Friday, March 20, with a decision expected at an upcoming committee meeting.

Town’s playing and coaching staff are currently in limbo thanks to the suspension of domestic fixtures due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Gibson stated he was “assessing the best route forward” for his squad in terms of safe training methods during the suspension, adding: “We understand why the decision was made as the safety of our loyal supporters, volunteers and players comes first as well as the risk to the wider population.”