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17,500 capacity possible at Adams Park
Thu Sep 12, 2019 20:40

A redeveloped Adams Park with a 17,500 capacity is possible at £17m, less than half the cost of a ground at Wycombe Air Park, a scrutiny committee chairman told a meeting.

Reporting to Wycombe District Council's Cabinet Councillor Alex Collingwood also underlined the “fundamental” importance of his task force's conclusion about Green Belt.

He said: "As we stand today there are no very special circumstances which overrides greenbelt policy for this proposal.

“To justify a proposal of this nature you have to go back again.”

He said any planning inspector would say "no sorry, you have to try again."

He revealed that if an electric pylon was removed from Adams Park "the existing site can work".

"It is possible to rebuild at Adams Park, it will cost £17million, we have to get rid of the pylon (which would cost £5 million)”.

He said this compared to £44m for the air park in Booker, Great Marlow.

Cllr Roger Colomb questioned this, saying he thought the report from financial experts Grant Thornton had ruled out Adams Park having 17,500 capacity.

But Cllr Collingwood said the group had been told it was possible when they asked face-to-face.

Above from 18 January 2011 Bucks Free Press article

This from today (12 September 2019)

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