WEYMOUTH Football Club has moved to reassure its fans with plans for 170 homes on its Bob Lucas Stadium home set to go before a planning committee meeting on Thursday.

Dorset Council councillors are being recommended to approve of the housing scheme details.

However, the key sticking point is the provision of a new stadium.

In a statement on the club’s website, Weymouth’s board of directors said: “We would remind our shareholders and supporters that WFC and WCSLLP (Weymouth Community Sports LLP) have both entered into a legally binding option agreement.

“The primary clause of which is that no development of the Bob Lucas Stadium site can be commenced until the club has a new, fully functioning stadium to move into.”

On the pitch, Weymouth have excelled in their first season back in the Vanarama National League South for nine years, currently lying fourth.

The Terras visit Hampton & Richmond today (3pm).