A residents' liaison group has been set up to meet Albion bosses to ensure the community has an input into the Falmer stadium plans.

The body was established following a meeting between club chairman Dick Knight and chief executive Martin Perry with residents and leaders from East Brighton.

The meeting was organised to discuss the implications of a new stadium for residents who live in East Brighton, the area covered by the eb4u initiative, a £47.2 million Government project to regenerate the area.

A project spokesman said Mr Perry outlined how he thought the proposed stadium would help meet eb4u's objectives, which cover the key strategic themes of education, employment, health, community safety and environment.

Although the proposed stadium does not fall within the eb4u regeneration area, project leaders said its effects on residents could be significant.

Mick Toner, a Moulsecoomb resident who attended the meeting, said: "For me, it is important to make sure the Albion listens to our concerns and responds to our suggestions.

"I want to be a part of this liaison group so that I can have a say in the future of the area".

Any residents who are interested in getting involved in the liaison group should contact Mr Perry on 01273 695400.