Oxfordshire County Council, Oxford City Council and Oxford United have released the following statement:
The leaders and senior officers of County Council and City Council have held discussions with the Directors of Oxford United about their search for alternative sites for a potential new stadium. Both Councils value Oxford United as important to the residents of Oxford City and Oxfordshire.
Any future move would not be a short term process and would be subject to the normal planning requirements. However, there is a shared commitment to ensure that Oxfordshire has a multi-use sporting venue that we are all proud to be associated with.
Oxford United have identified potential sites and has appointed a planning consultant in order to progress its ambition.