BURY Football Club held “positive” meetings with Bury Council on Tuesday as the move to a new stadium took another step forward.

Chairman Stewart Day is hoping the Shakers will have a new home in time for the 2018/19 season and after hours of talks in midweek, between vice chairman Glenn Thomas and the council, the club are confident the move is ticking along nicely.

Meanwhile, the club's plan to seek permission to build apartments and retail outlets on the perimeter of the current stadium on Gigg Lane, where the club shop currently stands, hit a snag recently but are now back on track, according to Day.

“We had a meeting with the council on Tuesday where there were very positive discussions about the new stadium and the redevelopment of Gigg Lane,” Day told the Bury Times.

“The procedure is moving forwards but it takes a bit of time, we only get one shot at this so we have to get it right.

“We have had to tweak a few minor details but we should be submitting a planning application for Gigg Lane in the next week or two.”

It is understood the club has also submitted their latest accounts to Companies House, for the financial year 2015/16, which were almost two months overdue and are now expected to be published in the coming days.

The Shakers have been handed a small financial boost after Leon Clarke, who was sold to Sheffield United in the summer, helped the Blades clinch the League One title on Saturday, triggering a promotion payment.