The new 1,138 capacity covered stand
includes 336 seats and terracing for 802 spectators, increasing the overall capacity of the stadium to 2,833, providing the extra seats and covered raised standing that the ground needed.
Like at the John Smith's Stadium, the new pitch will be a hybrid Desso Grass-Master surface, complete with undersoil heating, high-spec floodlights, and a covered stand
Long term plans include rebuilding of the covered, seated away terrace at the Blowick end, a new and laser-levelled pitch being fitted with improved drainage and, if on-pitch success is matched by improved attendances, a covered stand
being built on the popular side featuring internal space for the club's academy, offices and function space.
Their home ground was upgraded from a typical non-league venue containing no more than a simple seated and covered stand
to a stadium designed for 20,000.
If given the green light, the proposed community facility will include a main covered stand
with 480 seats, a two-storey clubhouse and a secondary covered stand
"But now the club can look to the future and what we do need is another small covered stand
tot the right of where the referee's box is.
The Deise legend, right, now a senior hurling selector alongside Michael Ryan, reckons the EUR30 price for a covered stand
ticket for the Munster semi-finals is "crazy".
Off the pitch, hospitality boxes and a new covered stand
are all helping to move Billesley Common away from its parks' pitch roots as the club claw their way back into the upper echelons of English rugby.
But Leach is equally ambitious about matters off the field, with plans for a new covered stand
and a five-star hotel.
The criteria include a covered stand
for a minimum of 2,000, changing facilities, floodlights, 200 spaces for parking, toilets and handicap access.