We are delighted to hear the fantastic news from Luton Council that the High Court has confirmed that no appeal has been made within the deadline against the pre-Christmas decision to dismiss C&R’s call for a Judicial Review on the Newlands Park planning approval.
Along with our colleagues at the Council, we always believed that their decision last March to grant permission for the mixed-use development at Junction 10 was fair and not open to challenge. The Judge agreed on December 19th and finally C&R have given up on contesting the decision further.
This means we are finally able to move forward in refreshing the four-year-old plans to enable us build a new stadium for the football club, and play our part in helping to regenerate our town with two developments that will bring thousands of jobs and millions of pounds of investment.
This is a ground-breaking day – securing victory in by far and away the biggest battle we’ve faced throughout the 11 years of 2020’s custodianship.
We would like to thank all of our supporters for their patience and constant support throughout the whole process. That goes especially to those groups who have been actively supporting our developments throughout this long road, including Luton Town Supporters’ Trust, Loyal Luton Supporters’ Club, Save Our Town and others whose unwavering backing and faith has helped produce the best result possible.
Like the Council, we will now be taking action to pursue the legal costs incurred – while looking forward to many more memorable occasions in our final seasons at Kenilworth Road before moving to our new home at Power Court!