The Seagulls have been waiting for almost nine years for approval for the 22,000-seater arena on the outskirts of the city.
They have been without a permanent home since the sale of the Goldstone Ground in 1997, and spent two years groundsharing 70 miles away at Gillingham before returning to the city with a move to the Withdean Stadium in 2001.
© Copyright PA Sport 2007, All Rights Reserved.
Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: https://www.givemesport.com/writeforgms