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TRASHorfield: No time to raise money for appeal

TRASHorfield say they will not appeal the Memorial Stadium supermarket decision, because there is not enough time to raise the necessary funds.

TRASHorfield today confirm that we will not be taking our case to the Court of Appeal. It has not been possible in the short time allowed by Judge Hickinbottom to raise the tens of thousands of pounds necessary to test his judgment and so, despite legal opinion that the judgment is flawed, it will remain unchallenged. We are no longer appealing the lawfulness of the decision-making process; however, the adverse impacts of the Sainsbury’s development cannot be disputed and are irreversible.

– Statement from TRASHorfield (Traders and Residents Against Sainsbury's Horfield)

TRASHorfield will not appeal judicial review

It's been announced the group opposing a supermarket on the site of Bristol Rovers' current home will NOT be appealing the judicial review decision.

TRASHorfield were considering taking their case to the Court of Appeal. It means Sainsbury's can now build on the Memorial Stadium, paving the way for Rovers to move to a new stadium at the University of the West of England.

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We are delighted that TRASHorfield will not be taking their case to the Court of Appeal #BristolRovers

A full statement from Bristol Rovers can be seen on the football club's official website.

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Judge refuses permission for campaign group appeal

Campaign group TRASHorfield have been refused permission to appeal a decision clearing the way for Sainsburys to build on the Bristol Rover's Memorial Stadium ground.

We are pleased to hear that permission to appeal has been refused. Although there is now another week in which TRASHorfield can appeal this finding, we hope that they will accept what are two very clear decisions.

– Bristol City Council spokesperson

Rovers respond to news of appeal to judicial bid

Rovers' statement:-

We have today received notice that TRASHorfield have asked for leave to appeal the High Court’s decision to throw out their complaints put forward at a Judicial Review hearing.

The appeal refers to their second original claim regarding retail mitigation.We are extremely disappointed that the decision reached by Mr Justice Hickinbottom is being ignored, and this minority group continue to challenge a democratic decision made by Bristol City Council that has been upheld in the High Court.

This application will cause an initial further seven days delay to a project that will have such wide reaching benefits to the local community.

The judge now has seven days to respond to TRASH and advise whether he will grant them the right to appeal.

– Bristol Rovers Football Club

Councillor resigns from campaign group over row

The campaign group TRASH has announced it's to seek leave to appeal the judicial review decision which cleared the way for Sainsburys to build at Bristol Rovers' Memorial Stadium.

The group, Traders and Residents Against Sainsburys Horfield, last week lost their judicial review against Bristol City Council, claiming the authority did not follow correct planning procedure in granting a supermarket the right to build on the football club's current home.

The High Court judge must now consider the bid to appeal that judgement in the next seven days.

ITV News can reveal Green Party councillor Daniella Radice has quit her post on the campaign group saying she felt the opposition to the stadium had gone as far as it could.

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Alex Pritchard could return for Swindon Town today after injury. Credit: David Davies/PA Archive

Yeovil Town could move out of the Championship relegation zone if they can beat Sheffield Wednesday at Huish Park.

In League One, Bristol City's relegation battle continues away at Shrewsbury, who are only three points below City at the bottom of the table. Swindon Town host MK Dons at the County Ground.

In League Two, free-scoring Plymouth Argyle will provide a stern test for Bristol Rovers, and Cheltenham Town head to Portsmouth.

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Cheltenham Town concede 4 goals in just 7 minutes

No wins for the West Country's teams tonight.

Swindon Town have missed the chance to close the gap on their promotion rivals in League One.

They drew 1-1 with Crawley at the County Ground, despite taking the lead in the 49th minute through Nathan Byrne.

Cheltenham Town conceded FOUR goals in just SEVEN first half minutes, as they lost 4-1 at home to League Two leaders Chesterfield. Byron Harrison scored a second half consolation.

And Bristol Rovers drew 1-1 at second placed Scunthorpe, thanks to a last minute equaliser from sub Steven Gillespie.

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