I would imagine the RFL will need to be informed of our plans for next season well bewfore the end of the year! As I understand the planning process takers 12 weeks and the stadium build was quoted at 16 weeks thats 7 months assuming everything gos through without any problems.Would imagine we will be at the LSV at least for the start of the 2013 season.
Planning Law has been overhauled very recently, so my understanding might be out of date but I previously understood the12 weeks figure to be the minimum period for public consultation, which is only one part of the overall process. Particularly if the proposal is called in for scrutiny by central government there could be considerable time lag. I don't know the details of what is going to be proposed for Agecroft, but aspects known to heighten the risk of a proposal getting called in by the Secretary of State include development classed as "out of town" and development on playing fields. So although Agecroft won't be nationally significant in terms of size, there has to be a risk to achieving the sort of timescales you quote, even after a proposal is finally submitted which it hasn't yet.
Wakefield's proposal for the Wildcats new ground suffered this fate and I believe they were told to expect a consequent delay of 12 months.
It is already pretty certain that Agecroft won't be ready for the start of the 2013 season and I'd be very surprised if at least one more entire season at LSV didn't prove to be necessary.
Ironically one of the main focusses for the new planning laws is to relax the constraints for developing on green belt, i.e. the previous supposed show stopper for the Wardley site.
Rugby League - great game, shame about the administration.