SAVE BELLE VUE STADIUM FROM THE DEVELOPERS
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SADLY YET ANOTHER HISTORIC STADIUM IS UNDER THREAT FROM DEVELOPERS - PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION & HELP US FIGHT THE PLANS
The iconic Belle Vue Greyhound Stadium, which opened in 1926 staging the first ever Greyhound race events in the UK, is NOW under immediate threat from developers.
The stadium is the last remaining element of what was once the legendary Belle Vue area, that over the years has seen the famous Zoological Gardens and the Hyde Road stadium (which across several decades hosted world class Speedway and Stock Car Racing) both lost to previous development.
To this day, Belle Vue stadium continues as one of the UK’s most popular Greyhound venues as well as hosting very successfully, Stock Car Racing continuously now for over 20 years.
The planned demolition provides nothing as a leisure alternative within the area. This in a city famed for its sporting achievements and history.
This summer details of plans for redevelopment of the site emerged. Over Christmas a formal application for close on 250 homes and apartments has been lodged with the city council for consideration.
The application was not unexpected, and so soon a major campaign will be launched aimed to protect the legacy and history of the stadium which has become part of the fabric and way of life for many, many thousands who attend events regularly.
In 2019 the stadium celebrates it’s 21st anniversary for Stock Car Racing since it's first meeting in 1999, with visitors expected from not only across the UK but internationally.
The campaign will seek to object to the planning and try and ensure that the stadium remains as a landmark to be enjoyed for years to come - it is a worrying trend that too many community venues are being allowed to be redeveloped.
The stadium is unique in the community, providing a home for motor sport and greyhound racing which will be almost impossible to replace.
The planning application is due to be listed for mid March BUT closure on public response will close on 23rd January 2019.
Don't under estimate THAT YOUR SUPPORT MATTERS as this threat is VERY real.
PLEASE JOIN OUR PETITION! Every voice literally does count. Thank you.
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