Planning Application (Shrewsbury)

Petition – in the House of Commons at 10:57 pm on 28 March 2001.

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Photo of Mr Paul Marsden Mr Paul Marsden Labour, Shrewsbury and Atcham 10:57, 28 March 2001

I present this petition with my wholehearted support as it is vital for the local economy and Shrewsbury Town football club that they have a new purpose-built, modern stadium with community sports facilities. In four years as an hon. Member, this is largest petition that I have presented to the House; it is signed by 2,281 people.

The petition states: To the House of CommonsThe petition ofThe people of Shrewsbury and beyondDeclares thatThey totally support the proposed New Meadow scheme for Shrewsbury Town Football Club, which is urgently required to ensure the financial survival of the Club and to improve community sports facilities.The petitioners therefore requestThat the House of Commons urges the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions and Shrewsbury & Atcham Borough Council to back the planning application offering Shrewsbury Town FC a fresh vision for the millennium.

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