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On 6/9/2018 at 12:38 PM, Woz01 said:

Don't think any decision is made on next year but I'd guess they'd want the crowds to improve a little to do the same next year. If Brandon was saved then the club would come back, why wouldn't it? Either Horton would run it and not lose money or sell it to whoever is interested in running both sports in the stadium. Horton is willing to sell.

So...nothing is being done at all then in reality? 

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Why would the developers hand over Brandon when they can play the long game. They can leave it derelict for years, just like Cradley, Powderhall and long Eaton. The best hope for the bees is finding a new site.

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5 hours ago, cityrebel said:

Why would the developers hand over Brandon when they can play the long game. They can leave it derelict for years, just like Cradley, Powderhall and long Eaton. The best hope for the bees is finding a new site.

Quite right, Galliard Homes let Wimbledon run into disrepair over a number of years until it was cheaper to pull down then to refurb. I can only see big business doing the same thing to Brandon.

The one thing Coventry do seem to have is councillors on their side, which means in my opinion. Brandon will never see racing again but a return to the borough is not entirely out of the question.

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The situation at Oxford is very similar. Just sit back and watch the place fall down. A compulsory purchase would cost a fortune, without the additional repairs and refurbishment. Speedway and dog racing are two sports on their knees, you would have to be a lunatic to invest in such a project.

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On 6/11/2018 at 9:36 AM, cityrebel said:

Why would the developers hand over Brandon when they can play the long game. They can leave it derelict for years, just like Cradley, Powderhall and long Eaton. The best hope for the bees is finding a new site.

Now we are likely to have greater protection over Brandon a new site might need to be available for us to use if houses on Brandon is ever granted. Also BE would likely have to pay for at least part of it, maybe even all. Might not be worth it for them when they've had bids of several million pounds from people wanting to keep it as a motorsport venue.

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