He added: "There's always a little bit of scepticism about whether the scheme is going ahead but everything will go full-bore from now."
Rovers had received planning permission last year for their original scheme to redevelop the Memorial Ground, but had to re-submit the revised project to the city planning authorities after deciding to reduce the scale of the operation.
The cost of the redevelopment will be met by incorporating 99 student flats into the new stadium as well as a 100-room hotel, a small supermarket and a gym.
The club says the alterations to the original plans were minor, involving increasing the height of the two towers at the north end of the ground by almost two metres.
For both Rovers and Bristol Rugby, the redevelopment will mean a major upheaval and the prospect of spending two seasons playing outside the city.
Bristol Rovers did have an agreement to share with Cheltenham Town before the project was delayed but are now also in discussion with both Swindon Town and Yeovil Town about the possibility of playing at either of their grounds.
Bristol Rugby have been in talks with several clubs. Problems over access has ruled out a move to Clifton Rugby Club but talks are underway to share with Newport in Wales.
Playing some games at Bristol City's Ashton Gate ground is still a possibility but may depend on whether City are promoted to the Premier League.
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