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Rotherham United fans - nay, most of the town - are delighted that Chairman, Tony Stewart is moving the club back to the town centre and in various media and television interviews have made their thoughts known.

But, as always, there is always one person who has to spoil the fun. This time it's Independent greenbelt campaigner, Michael Sylvester, who has vowed to oppose the plans saying he believes that Rotherham Borough Council should be using the Guest and Chrimes site for housing.

'An authority that is so short of land that it has to look at digging up the green belt should be using brown-field sites like this for housing,' he told Tom Sharpe of The Advertiser.

'The council have spent months looking at brown-field sites for the new stadium rather than committing the same resources to the search for alternatives to the green belt for housing.'

The club also has plans to build state of the art training facilities in Wingfield and Mr Sylvester says, 'We are being asked to give up our playing fields and countryside for the greater good of the town and the Millers and these plans to virtually give the fields at Wingfield to the Millers are not acceptable.

'It's an unacceptable burden for this community to share.'




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Writer: Herringthorpe  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday January 29 2010

Time: 8:51AM

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Unfortunately you get sad individuals like this who love to jump on the back of a local story to promote their own agenda.
chrisrufc2
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29/01/2010 10:41:00

I would think if people were asked if they want thousands of new houses/flats for eastern europeans or a football stadium for a local club they would vote for the latter.
tc0001
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29/01/2010 12:02:00

I think he contradicts himself a little when he says ''We are being asked to give up our playing fields and countryside for the greater good of the town'. I believe a football stadium where out of town people are going to come, will be of much more use than housing on the site
herringthorpe
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29/01/2010 15:43:00

 

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