Latest CCFC letter on planning application - Planning Meeting

chiefdave

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Coun McNicholas says “We are not participants in a plan to eradicate, destroy or cripple CCFC.”

Oh look, there's a flying pig.
 

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Planning committee will now discuss the plans.
Coun McNicholas says councillors on planning committee “know and understand issues relevant to the city of Coventry”.
He says “We are not participants in a plan to eradicate, destroy or cripple CCFC.”
 

Bennets Afro

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FFS Most people can see that Sisu have never wanted to invest in the club.
If CCC and then 'unfortunately' Wasps had not stepped in Sisu would have acquired the 'white elephant stadium' for a pittance eventually and unencumbered. If it was free they would have taken it.
If they win the JR they 'will' take millions out the club. They have tied the club up with shares that will mean any eventual JR money will flow straight out to them.
They are not the whiter than white business you continue to defend by deflection.
I'm sure sisu distancing the club from the legal side would also mean that any damages won by sisu wouldn't even be seen by the club and be straight in sisu coffers and we would prob still owe them millions
 

albatross

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I'm sure sisu distancing the club from the legal side would also mean that any damages won by sisu wouldn't even be seen by the club and be straight in sisu coffers and we would prob still owe them millions
i dont think the club is involved in any legal action isn't it the owners that are named so any awards would be to them and not the club anyway
 

oldskyblue58

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Think you will find Otium is named as plaintiff on JR2
 

Nick

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You reckon? It was never intended in being anything else. It's a sham.
It was never ever going to get rejected or questioned.

They got the club there for PR only, I doubt anybody in there can remember what he said. Ticked the box to say they listened then fucked off.
 

oldskyblue58

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on to JR 3 then ?
 

Nick

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Does that mean Breed won't get called out on the email he sent now? Would be interesting to see him bust out the emails wouldn't it?
 

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What was the meeting actually for?

They had the documents printed ready about the acceptance and the Sport England / Sec of State approvals..
 

ashbyjan

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Just seen caveat on the approval - it is subject to Sec of State not wishing to intervene and the resolution of the concerns of Sport England over future use. So there is some hope that academy could continue - no thanks to CCC. Club need to get Sport England on side and get some clarity over HIggs centre future plans etc now and secure future for academy, maybe a meeting of CSF, Wasps, CCFC and Sport England? .
 

Nick

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Just seen caveat on the approval - it is subject to Sec of State not wishing to intervene and the resolution of the concerns of Sport England over future use. So there is some hope that academy could continue - no thanks to CCC. Club need to get Sport England on side and get some clarity over HIggs centre future plans etc now and secure future for academy, maybe a meeting of CSF, Wasps, CCFC and Sport England? .
I thought the Trust had a meeting with Wasps to get the clarity about the academy, which is what sport england want? Surely they can just put down what was said and send it over to Sport England?

Did Wasps / CSF give any sort of clarifications when you met them or was it "our door is open"?
 

oldskyblue58

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So assuming there were no legals resulting from this does this place CCFC in a position where they have to sit down and talk even with no written reply?

If we move on the JR3 then that could delay things but no guarantee of success, trouble with that is it eats into the time remaining. It is likely to be met with no negotiations till the legals stop or possibly just silence and no deal ever

Unless CCFC have a viable alternative they are well and truly in the hole with one solution and little leverage. Or do they fold the Academy? Its put up or shut time for the Academy.

This is not good for our club!
 

ccfctommy

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Was always going to happen im afraid. Hate to say it but i dont think plannjng regulations take into account the CCFC emotional argument.
 

Nick

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Agreed, they've not followed the due process, sport England haven't been consulted on it. Bunch of corrupt cunts

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Well they have, they just said they needed more info.

Ironically the same info that CCFC asked for AND the council recommended.
 

fernandopartridge

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From what I've read he's not said dot about planning regs and concentrated on playing the victim. He might as well stamped it approved himself.
Because he's not a planning lawyer, he was making the case as CCFC about the loss of its academy's home. Not as a planning consultant concerned with green belt issues etc. That will probably come later and clearly needs more than 3 minutes to explain.
 

Nick

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Because he's not a planning lawyer, he was making the case as CCFC about the loss of its academy's home. Not as a planning consultant concerned with green belt issues etc. That will probably come later and clearly needs more than 3 minutes to explain.
Exactly, I doubt he could have said what was on that letter (where they got advice) within 3 minutes.
 

oldskyblue58

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Just seen caveat on the approval - it is subject to Sec of State not wishing to intervene and the resolution of the concerns of Sport England over future use. So there is some hope that academy could continue - no thanks to CCC. Club need to get Sport England on side and get some clarity over HIggs centre future plans etc now and secure future for academy, maybe a meeting of CSF, Wasps, CCFC and Sport England? .
Not sure the Sec of State will call it in when it is based round existing facilities and existing sports usage.

Have a feeling Sports England will suddenly come onside with CSF (who have regular contact in course of their business). CSF will make the case that its existing use and increases community usage, that they have tried to talk with CCFC but they refused. Very little that FA or FL can can do to make CSF provide facilities.

I think this process has been well thought out and potential loop holes plugged before they get exploited

Worrying
 

stupot07

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One in the eye for Sisu, I'm sure there will be a few on here happy.

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Nick

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Not sure the Sec of State will call it in when it is based round existing facilities and existing sports usage.

Have a feeling Sports England will suddenly come onside with CSF (who have regular contact in course of their business). CSF will make the case that its existing use and increases community usage, that they have tried to talk with CCFC but they refused. Very little that FA or FL can can do to make CSF provide facilities.

I think this process has been well thought out and potential loop holes plugged before they get exploited

Worrying
Oh yeah, there is no chance it isn't going to go ahead.

It will all have been planned before they even moved here.