WE have now received confirmation that the Brandon Estates planning application will not go to Committee during the month of July.
Rugby Council’s Planning Committee sits once a month and we will be given ample notice of the month in which the case will be heard.
One of the reasons for the delay is that, as we have previously documented, our representations that the Rugby Local Plan did not adequately protect sports venues such as Brandon were backed up by the independent Government Inspector’s report, which then required modifications to be made the Plan.
Following that, Brandon Estates have been required to provide additional information and, as yet, that information has not been submitted.
Until that has been received and evaluated by the Principle Planning Officer Erica Buchanan, she is unable to complete her report and make her recommendation to the Planning Committee.
Whilst the delay is frustrating, when the application eventually goes in front of the Planning Committee, we will be present and ready with maximum opposition to the proposal.
We have overwhelming evidence and support over the ongoing need for both speedway and stock car racing in the area, plus the almost total opposition to the redevelopment of the stadium from local residents and sports fans alike – as proven by the outcomes of numerous fully independent surveys in addition to our own work.
No information presented in the public domain by the developers satisfactorily addresses any of these issues, and we will be ready to make every possible objection when the time comes.