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News - 25 November 2006
|The dream delayed|
Further delay for Community Stadium
In a surprise move that can only be seen as another delaying tactic, Lewes District Council (LDC) has asked for more time to prepare papers for submission to the Secretary of State who will pronounce on the planning consent for a new football stadium at Falmer
Secretary of State Ruth Kelly had proposed a December 28th deadline for submission of all additional evidence, although after two public inquiries some commentators are questioning what additional evidence could come to light at this stage in the process.
LDC has requested more time to prepare additional transport assessments and are protesting that the December deadline only allows 24 working days to commission and implement a new report. LDC has requested a new date of mid February 2007.
It remains to be seen whether Ruth Kelly will accommodate the request and she is expected to make an announcement next week.
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