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#21 Short Stander

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 02:26 PM

I was aware a few years ago that the Club possess a 99 year lease on the stadium and surrounding land and site from Kirklees Council, which gives the Club effective control of and any potential financial gain from any building development etc, within normal planning permission regulations.

Considering the ethnic make up of Kirklees Planning Committee, anything is possible with 'trade offs' of land parcels, especially in the prime location for the ethnic community of Love RL.com Stadium. I am sure that Kirklees and the local ethnic community would have some incentives on offer for the Club, but whether that is in the interests of all parties, including supporters, is a different matter.

At the moment all this is just rumour and speculation, but maybe the Club have exhausted all their possibilities of ground improvement/development, and need another source of finance/potential new home to maintain the growth and development of the Club both on and off the field.



#22 Piggy's mate

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 03:21 PM

I think GC is correct though the covenant limits it to sport and recreational activities only, although a decent solicitor could probably get around it. Note I didn't mention Kevin I said a decent solicitor ;)

Edited by Piggy's mate, 22 February 2013 - 03:22 PM.

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#23 Short Stander

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 03:23 PM

The covenant as you say would not stop either Kirklees or the Club if they both had the intent to deal

#24 distantdog

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:15 PM

I was aware a few years ago that the Club possess a 99 year lease on the stadium and surrounding land and site from Kirklees Council, which gives the Club effective control of and any potential financial gain from any building development etc, within normal planning permission regulations.

Considering the ethnic make up of Kirklees Planning Committee, anything is possible with 'trade offs' of land parcels, especially in the prime location for the ethnic community of Love RL.com Stadium. I am sure that Kirklees and the local ethnic community would have some incentives on offer for the Club, but whether that is in the interests of all parties, including supporters, is a different matter.

At the moment all this is just rumour and speculation, but maybe the Club have exhausted all their possibilities of ground improvement/development, and need another source of finance/potential new home to maintain the growth and development of the Club both on and off the field.


Interesting! And to continue with the conspiracy theory, who is the mysterious Short Stander, and where is he getting his information from? Is this preparing us for something impending?

#25 Short Stander

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:02 PM

Not at all DD. no conspiracy theories abound unfortunately! Just logic and looking at the options the Club potentiallly have based on facts. The Dogs would not be the first club to go down this route, and looking at the support catchment area around the Mount, some would say it could be a prudent move.

I have nothing whatsoever to do with the running of the Club, just a long term supporter DD

#26 distantdog

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 06:53 PM

Not at all DD. no conspiracy theories abound unfortunately! Just logic and looking at the options the Club potentiallly have based on facts. The Dogs would not be the first club to go down this route, and looking at the support catchment area around the Mount, some would say it could be a prudent move.

I have nothing whatsoever to do with the running of the Club, just a long term supporter DD


I believe you, but I like a good conspiracy theory.

#27 Short Stander

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:25 PM

Sorry to disappoint DD! Would be useful for the Club to either stamp on this rumour, or put out a statement giving some details to supporters. This thread has been going for a few days now, and I would have anticipated some official reaction

#28 Dog Faced Gremlin

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 10:15 PM

Be fair Short Stander why would the club comment on a rumour started on a message board by a person who goes under a false name which he heard from a woman at work who doesn't follow rugby?
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#29 Dog Faced Gremlin

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 10:21 PM

The covenant on the Mount is held in perpetuity for the people of Batley by the Batley Corporation (now Kirklees Council). Hope this helps.
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#30 Short Stander

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 11:29 PM

Cheers DFG. I am aware though that the Club have total control over the whole Mount Pleasant site with the long term lease with Kirklees, which does empower them financially. A long term lease can commercially have the same benefits as freehold ownership. Covenants seem to fall away at times when convenient to both parties, and our ethnic neighbours certainly now qualify as 'people of Batley'!

#31 Blind side johnny

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 11:55 AM

Be fair Short Stander why would the club comment on a rumour started on a message board by a person who goes under a false name which he heard from a woman at work who doesn't follow rugby?



:lol: :lol: :lol:


Far far too sensible a post for this forum.
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#32 EQUALIZER

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:29 AM

How many mosques do they need in Batley ?. At this rate they will have one each. Why not get help to develope the stadium further make it a centre for sporting excellance encourage fitness Get behind the British way of life Sport is important .Not all the town is obsessed with prayer. :angry: :angry: :angry:

Theres 40 in Dewsbury and Batley.

#33 Blackbeard

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 02:30 PM

Theres 40 in Dewsbury and Batley.

Very sad times

#34 Philius T Wilderbeest

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 12:43 AM

Very sad times


And why is that? If people wish to practice a faith they believe in then what's the problem? There are also plenty of Anglican, Methodist and Catholic churches in Batley and Dewsbury. Does that also make for 'very sad times'?

#35 Piggy's mate

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 06:42 AM

And why is that? If people wish to practice a faith they believe in then what's the problem? There are also plenty of Anglican, Methodist and Catholic churches in Batley and Dewsbury. Does that also make for 'very sad times'?


My sentiments exactly ptw

Edited by Piggy's mate, 02 March 2013 - 06:42 AM.

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#36 frank

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 08:38 AM

Very sad times


Couldn't agree more.

#37 greavesy

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 02:52 PM

And why is that? If people wish to practice a faith they believe in then what's the problem? There are also plenty of Anglican, Methodist and Catholic churches in Batley and Dewsbury. Does that also make for 'very sad times'?

Simply putting it religion to muslims goes way beyond faith it is a way of life where the ranters ridicule our way of life and preach the need for change. In Dewsbury Sharia law is already in practice and they even have their own court deciding on matters of law. Also where the mosques are situated muslims dont give a thaught to the law in regard to parking. I could go on the British way of life is slowly being eroded and people who constantly give in to thier demands will realise what a mistake it was to allow whole areas of England to become muslim ghetoes. when your wives or daughters are being told to cover heads and faces. You may laugh but in south London this is already happening. All i say is we must protect the British way of life what our grandfathers and those before them faught and died for. Dont you think 40 mosques is enough in a area the size of Batley and Dewsbury. :angry:

#38 Dog Faced Gremlin

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 03:24 PM

Sharia courts rule on religious matters and not on British law. And it's not only Muslims ignore parking laws. Try finding a disabled parking bay in that well known place of sunday worship junction 27.
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#39 batley paul

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 05:30 PM

And why is that? If people wish to practice a faith they believe in then what's the problem? There are also plenty of Anglican, Methodist and Catholic churches in Batley and Dewsbury. Does that also make for 'very sad times'?

we live in a christian country, which is being eroded away.

#40 Piggy's mate

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 07:33 PM

we live in a christian country, which is being eroded away.


Poo how many on here go to church or send their kids to sunday school? And isn't sunday a day of rest? We dont seem to mind our team earning a few quid on sunday! We live in a free society you ban muslims and next they will be banning scrums on homophobic grounds.

Now where did I leave that pointy thing that bloke Damocles gave me, I've work to do!


 

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