Wycombe District Council says: ‘More than 70 per cent of 8,376 written responses received by WDC were in favour of the site at Booker, with 71 per cent saying they supported plans for a sports village.’
GASP should be shocked and appalled at this outcome, given that each and every local poll has been overwhelmingly against the stadium proposals* however, we are unsurprised at this outcome.
GASP will put together a full response showing that the Consultation process was flawed and unrepresentative of the local community, but initial concerns include:
WDC says that 71% of the community is in favour of the stadium proposals. GASP would like to invite the community to come to Wycombe District Council’s offices in High Wycombe on 17 January at 5.30pm to demonstrate to the councillors that the community is not in favour of the stadium proposals no matter what their skewed consultation says.
* regular polls in the Bucks Free show the percentage against the stadium to be in the high 80s and in a recent poll in Lane End showed 86% of 358 respondents wanted the stadium to remain at Adams park. (Consultation papers were distributed by councillors Jean Teesdale and Ian McEnnis with December issue of The Clarion parish magazine and people were asked to fill out the forms and return them to a box in Lane End post office)
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