News Release: Third Community Council opposes Meadowbank plan

Chris Hoy - Gold medal winner who developed his sporting talent at MeadowbankA third community council has voiced its disagreement with Edinburgh Council’s plan to demolish Meadowbank Stadium and replace it with a scaled down sports centre.

Robert Gatliff, chair of Portobello Community Council, said: “We are opposed to the loss of any sporting facilities at Meadowbank. It should be improved not reduced so we can win more medals at cycling and other sports.”

Craigentinny/Meadowbank and Northfield/Willowbrae Community Councils have already called on the plan to be reviewed. Save Meadowbank spokesman Kevin Connor welcomed this latest backing. He said: “Edinburgh Council needs to reconsider its current plan for Meadowbank because last month it approved a report that indicates about two thirds of sporting facilities will be lost to make way for a housing development.”

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