Weymouth Football Club Say Relocation Plans Not Good Enough
6:45am 11th December 2012
The company who want to relocate Weymouth Football Club have been told their proposals don't meet the standards of the team, and their Chairman says they're not moving under current plans.
Wessex Delivery LLP has been trying to convince the team’s owners to leave the Bob Lucas Stadium and move to a new modern one that'll be built at Lodmoor Park so they can build houses.
A pair of public consultations was held last week for local officials and residents to look over plans and have their say.
In a statement released last night (Monday 10th December) Club Chairman Nigel Biddlecombe says no guarantees in relation to surrounding areas have been made so current plans aren't suitable. He went on to say while awaiting the receipt of guarantees the Club Board will discuss other avenues that may be open to them with legal advisors.
See the full statement released on the Weymouth team's official website below.
"After countless meetings and many months of negotiations the Board of Weymouth Football Club - having taken note of feedback received from fans, shareholders and residents - have now informed Wessex Delivery Partnership and their colleagues that their current proposals for the relocation of the football club do not meet the standards set out by the Board or within the Option Agreement.
We have previously asked, on several occasions, for guarantees in relation to many areas surrounding the development proposals and have - at this time - received nothing in writing.
Whilst awaiting receipt of these guarantees the Board are engaging with the appropriate legal advisors in relation to the overall position and taking advice to establish and understand all avenues that may be open to the Football Club"