REPRESENTATIVES from Blucon Group Limited have been present at the Brandon Stadium site throughout the week.
Naturally given the work which has already been taking place, and the increasing volume of equipment, local residents and motorsport supporters have been questioning what is going on.
As the only party throughout the last four years which has been prepared to communicate with the very people affected by this shocking saga, we have been in touch with Rugby Council urging them to establish the facts of the situation.
Blucon Group are a Birmingham-based company specialising in demolition, site clearance and asbestos removal.
It is logical therefore, especially given the condition which the owners Investin plc (Brandon Estates) have allowed the site to deteriorate into over time, that such questions would be asked.
Demolition of the existing buildings was, of course, part of the currently active planning application, which would also see 137 houses built on the site should it prove successful.
This planning application has not been determined by the Planning Officer, and therefore has not been taken to the subsequent Planning Committee.
Having been ridiculed by an Independent Report over a year ago, and the planning agents having been sacked by the developers, we expect a new planning application to be submitted in the near future, but at this stage the original application remains active.
However, we are assured by Rugby Council that the current work is specifically to make the site safe following the vandalism, with that work focusing on the clearance of asbestos. To what extent this work is to take place, we do not yet know.
Rugby Council assure us that the buildings are not being demolished, and have again stressed to us that planning permission will be required before the stadium could be demolished.
It would be possible for a planning application for demolition to be submitted, but this would be subject to a consultation process.
We hope local residents are reassured by this information, and we regret that as ever they appear to be the last people to be thought of by the site owners in terms of keeping them in touch.