Groups Against The Stadium Proposals (GASP) was formally formed on Monday 15th November 2010 when concerned representatives of independent groups representing some 13,000 residents came together to unite against the stadium proposals by Wycombe District Council and private enterprise. Groups include parish councils, residents' associations, sports clubs and conservation bodies from both the local and wider area.
Whilst each group has its own individual concerns, many are shared by all groups, including loss of countryside in the Green belt at Wycombe Air Park, Booker (also referred to as Booker airfield), concerns about access to and from the proposed stadium and housing development and the highly questionable finances of the venture.
What are the stadium proposals?
There are no plans to look at as yet, and all the proposals coming from Wycombe District Council and the sports clubs’ development company WSDL are so puffed up with hype that it is impossible to distinguish the reality from the hot air. For instance Wycombe District Council’s ‘wish-list’ of facilities could not physically fit on the Booker site.The facts, however, are these:
For different opinions on the stadium proposals, go to the websites of the following:
Wycombe District Council Go to >>
WSDL Go to >>
The Chiltern Society Go to >>
The High Wycombe Society Go to >>