PRESTATYN Town have released a statement after they were refused a Tier 1 Domestic Licence on appeal.

The Seasiders’ received a letter from the Football Association of Wales today (Thursday) outlining the reasons behind the decision, which relates to their TV gantry not being up to the required standard.

A planning application was submitted to Denbighshire county council some time ago construct a replacement gantry and for the formation of additional hardstanding.

Permission was not granted by the time of the hearing due to the coronavirus pandemic, with council meetings in shutdown until social distancing measures are relaxed by the UK government.

Despite the current situation, the FAW have decided not to award them the necessary licence, leaving the club’s future now uncertain.

The club are adamant there is “sufficient evidence” that shows some mitigating factors delayed the process, which were no fault of the runaway JD Cymru North leaders.

A Prestatyn Town spokesman, said: “The club have today received a brief letter from the FAW outlining the reason for our Tier One licence application being rejected. As has been widely reported, the sole issue was planning permission for a new TV gantry.

“The club doesn’t argue the fact that this isn’t in place. However, we feel there was sufficient evidence provided to show mitigating factors that delayed this process, that were no fault of the club.

“We feel it should be noted that we first contacted the FAW about this in May 2019 and delays from other parties have accounted for over six months of wasted time where the process could have taken place.”

The club went on to add that they will be seeking legal advice to “see if anything can be done” and will update their loyal fanbase in due course.