FOLLOWING the revised planning application submitted in July by Brandon Estates, a second Newsletter Update within the space of just five weeks has been distributed by the Campaign Group to 1,000 homes throughout the villages of Brandon and Binley Woods.
The planning application reveals a backdoor and completely inappropriate attempt by Brandon Estates to get around planning policy by including a 3G floodlit football pitch in their application to build a housing estate on the site of the stadium.
The newsletter highlights why it does not conform with the National Planning Policy Framework, the impact a 7 days a week floodlit pitch would have on the local community should it be approved, and identifies reasons why people may wish to object to the application.
We would like to thank volunteers, Ross Priddy, William Waddilove, Dave Hier, Glenn and Jill Henderson, as well as Campaign Group members Kay Smith and Wayne Roberts for their help in the distribution process.
Finally, it is really encouraging to note that so many of the residents who spoke to our distribution team are still resolute in their opposition to housing and supportive of the famous venue being reinstated for speedway and stock car racing to return.
It reinforces our long held view that our fight to save the stadium is not just for the speedway and stox fraternity, but for the vast majority of the local community too.