Yorkshire steel stockholders will be waiting to find out if they are among the suppliers of the structural steel for the new home of Scunthorpe United, due for construction by July 2016.

The new stadium, which will sit opposite the existing location of Glanford Park on the outskirts of the North Lincolnshire town, has been given the green light by planning officials.

Some issues still need to be resolved, including Environment Agency concerns about the construction’s potential impact on flooding, and Highways Agency agreement on access to the new site.

But once these hurdles are cleared, construction should soon begin on the 12,000-seater stadium, complete with a Wembley-style steel arch.

Club chairman Peter Swann’s comments will have Yorkshire steel stockholders looking to their neighbouring county to see if their services will be required.

He said: “We will be able to announce details of the contractors who we have got to build the stadium in the middle of May.”

“Now it’s all systems go as we embark on an exciting journey for the club,” he added.