WHILST we await a decision on the planning application, we remain active and have several further meetings scheduled.
Jeff Davies recently met with Coventry South MP Jim Cunningham, who has been fully supportive of our efforts to see motorsports return to the area as soon as possible.
Mr Cunningham was one of the MPs who signed the joint letter to Rugby Borough Council urging the rejection of the planning application and the restoration of Brandon Stadium to stage speedway and stock car racing.
He was also one of the 1,800 people who sent in an individual letter of objection.
The meeting was to discuss and seek support for our next steps in the campaign, and Mr Cunningham is happy to support those next steps.
Regarding the application itself, we have received confirmation that it will not be heard at the June planning committee meeting.
We are now told that it is likely to be in either July or August – naturally we hope it will be in July to enable things to move forward, and we will update everyone as soon as we know.
The delay is frustrating in some ways but is also an indication of the complexity of the case – and it also means that the application should be judged in the light of updated policies arising from the independent hearings into the Rugby Local Plan.
There will be an opportunity for speedway and stock car supporters to be present on the day of the planning committee meeting – once again, we will keep everyone in touch when we have the information.