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Northampton Town FC chairman gives 'cautious welcome' to council motion

Wed 8th Dec 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Northampton Town Chairman David Cardoza has given a 'cautious welcome' to the motion passed by Northampton Borough Council on Monday night.

Conservative group leader Councillor David Palethorpe had proposed a motion to the Council that recognised 'the importance and value of Northampton Saints and Northampton Town Football Club to the sporting, cultural and economic wellbeing of our town' and instructing 'the Leader and Deputy Leader to write to the Homes and Communities Agency, Northampton Saints and Northampton Town Football Club informing them that Northampton Borough Council has no underlying objections to, and would support any planning applications (subject to the normal planning process), that will help to ensure the continuing development and success of the clubs'.

The motion received the full backing of the Conservative, Labour and Independent groups, and with the Liberal Democrats either voting against, abstaining or excusing themselves from the vote the motion was passed with a healthy majority.

"We have been looking to proceed with our re-development for a number of years so we give a cautious welcome to the news," said the Cobblers Chairman.

"Our welcome is only cautious, because we have been here and seen this before. However this motion does give us renewed hope and optimism that the Borough Council can see sense and that we can work in partnership to fulfil our ambitions on behalf of the club, the community and the town.

"What we need now is action and co-operation as well as supportive words, but we look forward to working with the Borough Council and our re-development partners to see what can be achieved.

"It is a small but welcome step forward on a long road, and we hope it will mark an important change in the policy of the Council.

"It is clear that the people of Northampton want to see the sports clubs supported and flourish. The Northampton community want their elected councillors to support the Saints and the Cobblers and we hope this will be the start of a period of action rather than the years of inaction we have endured while other towns and cities, including nearby Milton Keynes, have shown what can be achieved."

 

The club will issue a more comprehensive response in due course.

 

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