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

A legal challenge over the future of Ashton Vale, where a 30,000- seat stadium is planned, is being bankrolled by taxpayers, the Evening Post can reveal.

Long Ashton parish councillors have agreed to make up to £20,000 of council funds available towards the legal costs of a judicial review of the handling of a bid for the site to be given town green status.

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The future of Ashton Vale, where a 30,000-seat stadium is planned, will now be decided in court. Political Editor
Ian Onions (i.onions@bepp.co.uk) talked to the former councillor who is leading the challenge.

Nearly a year ago to the day, an independent inspector rocked council leaders and Bristol City football club by recommending that Ashton Vale should be registered as a town green, effectively ruling out plans for a new £92-million stadium. But Alderman Peter Crispin was not surprised.

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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 Sam Rkaina, Local Government Reporter / s.rkaina@bepp.co.uk

If local people want an Integrated Transport Authority for Greater Bristol the government will help them, Mr Cameron said.

The Prime Minister stopped short of openly backing the Evening Post campaign for an ITA – one body that could help bring the area’s transport network into the 21st century – during his visit to the city on Thursday.

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From the West of England Partnership

The four West of England Councils have joined forces to submit five bids to Government for funding for major transport improvements in the area.

The Cabinet and Executives of Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire have agreed that the bids should be submitted by the deadline of 9 September this year.

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By Sam Rkaina, Local Government Reporter

 

BRISTOL City Council’s flagship Ashton Vale to Temple Meads bendy bus route will not actually stop at the station, it has emerged.

The £50 million scheme is one of three rapid transit routes the council is finalising, ahead of submitting funding bids to government in September.

The idea is that the three routes will make life much easier for people who want to get from one end of the city to another.

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