AUG 00] COVENTRY CITY NEWS
Residents To Speak On Future Of Highfield Road
living near the Coventry City ground would like to turn the
empty Sky Blue Tavern into a community centre, but haven’t got
Sky Blues have offered to put up £100,000 towards a community
building once the bulldozers have moved in to Highfield Road.
are plans to build 100 homes in the area, and the money is being
given as a gesture to the community that has had to put up with
match day noise and traffic for years.
a local councillor says the club should be prepared to pay more,
and the city council should also back the development of
facilities in the area.
Rob Windsor (Socialist, St Michael’s) said:
aren’t enough community facilities in Hillfields anyway, but
there’s nothing at all in the area around the football
money that the club is offering won’t go very far. They are
a Premiership club and could afford more than that.”
with other ward councillors, Cllr Windsor has called a meeting
at the club for local people to express their views on the
future housing, which will be built when the new Sky Blues
of McLean have been invited to hear what people think on Tuesday
at 7.30pm in the Ladbrokes Suite. Entry is via Swan Lane.
Windsor said the views would be taken on board by the
councillors and put into the planning system when a detailed
application is made.
there is only outline planning permission for 100 houses.
often present their plans as a fait accompli.
are hoping that they will agree to listen to the views of the
people who will be living next to these new houses and some
sort of consultative body will be set up.
helped local groups put some ideas forward, but we want
individuals in the area to come forward as well.”