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Future of Wycombe Community Stadium and Sports Project to be discussed on 18 July

Thursday 02 June 2011

Wycombe District Council has confirmed that the Wycombe Community Stadium and Sports Project will be reviewed by Cabinet on Monday 18 July.

At the meeting on 18 July, Cabinet will consider the Council's different options with regards to the Wycombe Community Stadium and Sports Project. They will consider the strategic outline business case, which will examine the potential for the Council's continued involvement with the Project, along with recommendations about how the Council could protect itself against the risks associated with being involved. The collaboration agreement with Wycombe Sports Development Limited - a specialist team working on behalf of Wycombe Wanderers and London Wasps - will also be discussed. These items were previously due to be discussed by Cabinet in June.

Cllr Alex Collingwood, newly appointed Leader of Wycombe District Council, commented: "My Cabinet colleagues and I are committed to setting the Council's priorities inline with those of the local community and to listen and respond to any issues that are raised by local people as we progress any major changes or improvements to services.

"As part of this review of our priorities, we think that it is appropriate to consider the Council's future role in the Wycombe Community Stadium and Sports Project, including reflecting on the views expressed already on this important issue. With this in mind, we have deferred the item about the Wycombe Community Stadium Project from a Cabinet meeting in June to one on 18 July, in order to give this important issue the time, attention to detail and discussion that it deserves. Moving this item to a later date will ensure that we have the most up to date information available when it is discussed and considered openly during the public session of the meeting. The agenda for the meeting will be available publicly on Thursday 7 July."

Interested parties will be contacted directly in the coming days about the change of date for the Cabinet meeting.

The Wycombe Community Stadium and Sports Project is considering proposals for a new community stadium to accommodate Wycombe Wanderers and London Wasps as well as new, publicly accessible sporting facilities.