Plans have emerged from INOX to develop more land on the basis that this could support funding for a stadium. They
said it had now secured an option on an additional 35 acres of land adjoining Langarth Farm and had instructed commercial property agents to market the site to potential end users, including supermarket operators.
This could include a supermarket, petrol station, cycle track, sports pitches, leisure facilities and some housing, with net proceeds being ploughed into the stadium project.
INOX already have permission for 1500 dwellings at Langarth. Many saw this as a means of funding a stadium( regardless of the loss of good agricultural land/important environmental asset/good quality landscape).
Now we have another excuse to develop even more land!
Again do we really need another supermarket(s)?
And lets not forget the leisure facilities will be to cater for the extra population living in the extra houses. Not additional facilities for the existing population!
For a sustainable society we need to support sport at the local level – which invariably results in higher levels of participation and less travelling to major sites.