Tottenham's bid for judicial review of Olympic Stadium decision rejected

Discussion in 'The New Stadium' started by JackTheYid, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. ComfortablyNumb

    ComfortablyNumb Active Member

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    Well then, we can't bid until Wham sign a binding contract with OPLC, regardless of any judicial review.
     
  2. t79boy

    t79boy Flying Dutchman

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    I'm sure some "funding" will be coming our way for NDP
     
  3. Legacy

    Legacy SC Supporter

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    Didn't our bid include the development of a dedicated athletics stadium with 25,000 seats, capable of being expanded to around 40,000 seats for major tournaments?
     
  4. Courtneyjd

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    I'm not entirely sure what we will gain from all of this hassle.

    Surely it is more of a viable option for us to pursue the NDP, especially with the re-generation.
     
  5. talkshowhost86

    talkshowhost86 Mod-Moose Staff

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    The two aren't mutually exclusive. We can pursue the NDP whilst also following up on the dodgy process that appears to have been followed for the Olympic Stadium.

    There are two reasons to pursue our JR against the decision.

    1. The process seems to have been fundamentally flawed with the goalposts being moved, people involved having bias towards West Ham and ending with a decision which required further public money over and above what everyone has already paid for the Olympic Stadium. The OPLC shouldn't be allowed to get away with what could amount to an abuse of their duties.

    2. By continuing to pursue the Olympic Stadium we put increased pressure on the various parties involved to help us go ahead with the NDP. If we get that all sorted, maybe we'll leave well alone with the OS. It is arguable that this is already working with Boris backing us for funds for the area and with the World Championship bods now begging us to stop that gives us even more leverage.

    I'll leave you to decide which of the above factors is the driving factor behind our continuing actions on the OS :grin:
     
  6. ComfortablyNumb

    ComfortablyNumb Active Member

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    I also think we are doing OPLC a bit of a favour here - as soon as we pull out and commit to the NPD, Wham are left as SOLE bidders for the OS and can drive whatever bargain they want. While we are still sniffing around we keep them honest.
     
  7. bigturnip

    bigturnip Tottenham till I die, Stratford over my dead body

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    There are two problems with this, firstly neither Spurs nor the OPLC own Crystal Palace Stadium, so any plans Spurs have to redevelop it would be purely speculative based on their ability to acquire the land and buy GLL out of their management contract for the stadium. Crystal Palace have also consistently maintained that they will return there and build a new stadium, the council would surely prefer a tenant who could build a bigger and more widely used stadium.

    Secondly 40,000 is the bare minimum required for an Athletics World Championship, when you look at the more usual stadia used they are often double this, the OS would be a far more attractive proposition to the IAAF than CPS, plus after the fiasco of Pickett's Lock would they really take a gamble on another project that isn't even on the drawing board yet?
     
  8. faulks

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  9. bigturnip

    bigturnip Tottenham till I die, Stratford over my dead body

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    Yep, about 6 posts above yours.
     
  10. faulks

    faulks Well-Known Member

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    10am was still clearly too early for me that day. :)
     
  11. Dokta-D

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    when will we find out the date for our appealed review ? Is it meant to be imminent or a wks/months away ?
     
  12. Lilbaz

    Lilbaz Just call me Baz

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    Heard October somewhere. Don't quote me on that as I take drugs. The MP's are trying to get it rushed through in order to go for the 2017 Athletics championships so may hear something soon.
     
  13. Dokta-D

    Dokta-D Member

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    thanks lilbaz. Would i be right in thinking that if they dont get a decision by september they cant bid for the wc 2017? And if they do push it through would you think they're confident of getting it thrown out?
     
  14. michaelden

    michaelden Knight of the Fat Fanny

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    the MPs comments the other day sounded like a stitch up, "the best result is to go to court early and have THFC's & LO's appeals quashed" ... or to that effect. He might as well have come out and said political pressure on the courts dictates....
     
  15. bigturnip

    bigturnip Tottenham till I die, Stratford over my dead body

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    One of the great things about our legal system is that we have an independent judiciary, and it's one that likes to remind governments of this fact whenever the opportunity arises.
     
  16. bigturnip

    bigturnip Tottenham till I die, Stratford over my dead body

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    You're right that the deadline for bids is September, but they can still bid without a decision.
     

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