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By Ian Onions, Political Editor / i.onions@bepp.co.uk

Court papers were expected to be served on Bristol City Council today in the latest twist on the future of Ashton Vale, where a 30,000-seat stadium is planned.

The move means the council’s “split site” town green decision in June will now be subject to a legal challenge.

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Ian Onions, Political Editor / i.onions@bepp.co.uk

 

Bristol City Football Club have suffered another blow in their hopes for a new 30,000-seat stadium at Ashton Vale – the future of the site is now expected to be settled in court, which could take weeks if not months to resolve.

The Evening Post can exclusively reveal that an application for a judicial review over Bristol City Council’s “split site” town green decision is expected to be made in the next few days.

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By Ian Onions, Political Editor

 

A PUBLIC inquiry will not be held into a decision to give planning permission for a Sainsbury’s superstore at Ashton Gate.

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has the power to review decisions on major planning applications.

But he has decided a review of this scheme – which would likely have led to a public inquiry – is not necessary.

The decision means another hurdle has been cleared towards a £92-million stadium at Ashton Vale.

If there had been an inquiry, it would have held up the scheme for months. (more…)

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By Ian Onions, Political Editor

A SENIOR Bristol councillor has urged transport leaders to “think big” over a pioneering tram system which could ease the city’s traffic congestion.

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