THE second stage of the Public Examination into the Rugby Local Plan is taking place from April 17.
The issue of Brandon Stadium will be discussed and the session we have been asked to attend is on Tuesday April 24.
Further details are below – but if you have spare time on this day, it would be most beneficial to have a decent turnout of speedway and stock car fans in the public areas.
Last week we published the objections we submitted on Brandon Estates planning application for housing on the site of the stadium. Rugby Borough Council have indicated they will not be determining the application until late May at the earliest.
Today, we are making available the representations we have submitted on the Local Plan Review (see below).
As you may be aware, the Local Plan is important because its sets the context within which decisions on any planning applications will be made.
Brandon Stadium lies in the Green Belt, and housing sites to meet the need in the Borough are provided elsewhere - but there are no site-specific policies relating to Brandon Stadium, or for that matter any other sports venues.
The Campaign is seeking to strengthen the Local Plan and to this end will be appearing at the Public Examination.
The session we have been asked to attend is on Tuesday April 24. The hearings will start at 1000 prompt and the matters of particular interest (Matter 10) are second on the agenda.
Anyone can attend the hearings sessions, although only nominated representatives will be permitted to participate. The Campaign will be represented by Jeff Davies and David Carter.
This session of the Local Plan public examination clearly is a rare opportunity to demonstrate the strength of feeling about the future of Speedway and Stock Car Racing in the area. A healthy turnout would be in stark contrast to most sessions at these events, which tend to be poorly attended.
If you would like to attend, here are the details:
Date: Tuesday April 24 Time:1000 (although our particular issue will be second on the agenda). The meeting could go on until around 1730. Location: Benn Hall, Newbold Road, Rugby, CV21 2LN Car parking: There is a public car park adjacent to the Benn Hall and other car parks are available in the town centre.