STADIUM LATEST

Monday June 29, 2020
SWINDON Speedway have re-iterated the position regarding the new stadium at the Abbey and additional housing development remains unchanged.

Permission was granted over the winter for the new-look Abbey to go ahead, which would include a new main stand on the current back straight.

But over the weekend it was reported that stadium owners Gaming International must re-submit their construction plans to the council regarding the arrangements for 127 new houses.

This is to provide acceptable parking and access details for construction vehicles, and a revision which would see deliveries scheduled to avoid morning and evening peak hours.

These changes do not affect plans for the stadium itself – and Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has re-affirmed once more that the housing cannot be built until the stadium work is complete.

Robins co-promoter Lee Kilby said: “From what we think we can make out, it’s a minor detail and it’s not anything that’s going to stop the process. It’s just another thing for discussions to take place.

“As far as we’re aware, the same line stands that before any housing is built, the stadium will get done, and that’s as much as we know. It’s just another one of those things that crops up that makes everybody jump on that bandwagon.

“We’re not trying to ignore it, but there’s nothing we can do. A large percentage of speedway supporters think we’ve got a say in it and have some kind of control, but we don’t.”

Kilby and co-promoter Alun Rossiter are in regular contact with their fellow Premiership colleagues within British Speedway Promoters Ltd, as discussions continue over what, if any, season will be possible in 2020 following the coronavirus pandemic.


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