Norwich City FC has unveiled a £45m development plan that includes a stand, a hotel and 300 waterfront flats.
A spokesperson for the club explained the outline of the scheme but refused to say more until the council had made a decision on detailed planning consent. This is expected at the end of the month.

The club had intended to announce the plans last year but put them on hold after the collapse of ITV Digital knocked a £2.2m hole in its budget.

Architect RHWL, which drew up the masterplan for the development, has been appointed to design a replacement to the south stand, which is costing the club a six-figure sum each year to maintain. The design team includes consultants WSP and Arup and QS Davis Langdon & Everest.

The new south stand will accommodate 9500 fans, more than double its current capacity. This will increase overall capacity of the ground from 21,500 to 25,000.

The stand is to include an infill area where it meets the River End stand. This will house a two-tier section of seating with wheelchair spaces and a viewing area for disabled people.

Norwich City is to sell three acres of land to Wilson Connolly Anglia to finance the scheme

A plan for a 150-bedroom hotel is included in the proposals. This is expected to become part of club owner Delia Smith's catering and banqueting firm, Canary Catering.

Architect Leach, Rhodes, Walker has been appointed to design the hotel, which is a joint venture between Norwich City and a hotel developer.

Norwich City is to sell three acres of land to housing developer Wilson Connolly Anglia to finance the scheme. Wilcon has appointed RHWL to work on plans for 300 apartments on a strip of land between the football stadium and the River Wensum.