27th Jun, 2022

EXCLUSIVE: Brandon Estates to 'come forward' with proposal for phased development of new homes at speedway venue

THE OWNERS of Coventry Stadium, former home of the Coventry Bees speedway team, have today confirmed to The Observer they will come forward with proposals for a phased development of new homes.

Brandon Estates Ltd, who have owned the popular motorsport venue since 2015, plan to put forward a proposal to build houses on the site – though we currently have no further details about when the plan will be submitted.

The news comes days after travellers illegally entered the stadium car park and allegedly stole metal and structural parts of the facility.

Coventry Stadium hosted its first speedway meeting in 1928 – and has since attracted hundreds of thousands of speedway, stock car, and greyhound racing fans through its gates.

However, following an off-track dispute between multiple parties, the city’s world famous Coventry Bees speedway team were axed from this year’s SGB Premiership.

A Brandon Estates spokesman said: “Following the recent trespass by travellers on the Brandon Stadium site, Brandon Estates has been contacted by residents wanting a long-term answer to this recurring problem.

“Legal action is being considered against the travellers currently on site and in respect of others who are expected to join them.

“It is understood that a local resident claims to have witnessed the travellers blocking the road and breaking into the site, and then subsequently breaking into the stadium itself.

“The local community is living in fear.

“Brandon Estates have every sympathy with members of the local community who are forced to endure these problems.

“Brandon Estates have been urged by local residents to build new homes on the site as soon as possible so as to improve the local environment and to put an end the current unsatisfactory situation.

“As a result, Brandon Estates will be coming forward with proposals for a phased development of new homes on which local residents will be consulted in the usual way.”

More to come as we get it.

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