PRESTATYN Town have finally received planning permission from Denbighshire county council to improve their TV gantry.

The Seasiders’ submitted the application some time ago, but things were delayed significantly due to the council’s inability to assess the plans and visit the Motion Finance Stadium due to the coronavirus pandemic.

This was the main factor behind the runaway JD Cymru North leaders failing to obtain their Tier 1 Domestic Licence from the Football Association of Wales despite an appeal, with Flint Town United taking their place in the top-flight next season.

Despite this setback, the club now look well on course to meet the requirements next season as Neil Gibson’s men look to mount another title challenge next time around.

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

The FAW citied their lack of permission as the main factor behind their licence refusal despite the club ageing to a late ground share in a bid for promotion.

This was eventually knocked back by the governing body, which represented a blow to their hopes of returning to the JD Cymru Premier at the second time of asking.

The club’s owner Neal Colakoglu has since sold his stake to Merseyside-based investor Jamie Welsh, who has ambitions plans to get the Seasiders’ back to prominence sooner rather than later.