COUNCIL COMMENT ON RUGBY
(Wednesday 10th April 2002)
Adams Park The leader of Wycombe District Council has hit back at critics who suggested that the Council did not support Wycombe's ideas to bring Rugby to Adams Park and that there was no consultation prior to the Council meeting on 27th March 2002.
Cllr Roger Colomb, writing in a letter published in the Midweek Free Press on Tuesday 9th April, said "Our officers met with Wycombe Wanderers' agent in January this year and explained that our recommendation to the committee would be to refuse the certificate of lawfulness based on legal advice received from experts. We strongly suggested to the club at that time to submit a formal planning application to allow rugby to be played at Adams Park, which would be dealt with under the usual planning process."
Some observers had also crassly suggested that WDC were dismissing the proposal out of hand just to be obstructive to any development by the Club. However, Cllr Colomb said "We are more than happy to work with the club to pursue their current options and would welcome a planning application soon, which would also allow local residents to Adams Park to also have their opinions heard."
It's unsure whether Wycombe and Wasps will appeal against the original decision or submit a new planning application but Cllr Colomb recognised and sympathised with people's frustrations. He concluded "The council is not being unnecessarily obstructive, and rugby at Adams Park has not been ruled out, but in order for the matter to be fully considered a planning application needs to be submitted to allow proper consultation and deliberations of all relevant matters."

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