Supporters’ Trust chairman says any Newlands objectors should ‘accept the will of the people of Luton’

The chairman of Luton Town Supporters’ Trust has urged any objectors to Newlands Park to “accept the will of the people” following the Government’s decision not to call in the plans.

It was revealed earlier today that the planning permission for the office/leisure/retail scheme near J10 of the M1 wouldn’t be going to a public inquiry as Secretary of State, James Brokenshire, hadn’t felt the need to intervene following Luton Council’s approval of the Newlands Park last month.

Tony Murray, right, with Mark Bradbury

Tony Murray, right, with Mark Bradbury

The next step is for Hatters and the council to finalise a Section 106 agreement in regards to Newlands Park, which is expected to take a few weeks. Once these conditions have been agreed any objector has six weeks to apply for a Judicial Review.

Trust chairman Tony Murray, said: “I’m absolutely thrilled. This is wonderful news for all Lutonians and Luton supporters.

“It promises a bright future for all of us.

“We hope any objectors will embrace and accept the democratic process and the will of the people and not look to promote further wasteful costly delays for their own selfish reasons.

“For the first time ever a new stadium is coming along with facilities and opportunities to benefit everyone.

“The future’s orange, blue and white!”

Hatters have said the Newlands Park project is crucial to helping them fund the Power Court stadium. The stadium received planning permission in January.

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