Your Chance to Speak Out Over Controversial Plans to Relocate Weymouth's Football Stadium
11:45am 3rd December 2012
Concerned residents are invited to discuss the future of Weymouth's Bob Lucas Stadium with the people who're planning to move it.
Wessex Delivery LLP is hosting the first of 2 public consultations before the formal planning process gets underway.
They want to relocate the team to Lodmoor Park and build a new modern facility so they construct houses on the Bob Lucas site.
Chickerell Town Council says they won't allow the ground to be used for anything but leisure and members unanimously voted against plans for any residential development around or on the stadium site, last month.
The first Public Consultation is taking place today at the Rembrandt Hotel this evening from 4.30pm - 7pm (Monday 3rd December 2012) and another meeting where you can have your say is planned for Wednesday 5th December at St Aldhelm's Chruch Centre at the same times.
In a statement, Weymouth Football club tries to assure fans and local residents they're listening to all the options on the table and nothing has been decided yet:
"Weymouth Football Club remains in discussion with Wessex Delivery Partnership LLP as to the possibility of relocating to a new stadium at a site within the borough of Weymouth. At the same time, the Club understands that WDLLP intends to apply for permission for residential and associated development at the Bob Lucas Stadium.
The club has been in discussion with WDLLP as to the design of a possible new stadium and associated facilities at Lodmoor. The club reiterates that in order to agree any such move, any new stadium must be superior to the existing stadium in terms of spectator accommodation, running costs, community facilities and income potential."