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Ipswich RFC - Development of land at Humber Doucy Lane

Ipswich RFC - Development of land at Humber Doucy Lane

Rob Kersey5 Jun - 14:28
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Statement from the Chairman

A response to the planning refusal by Ipswich Borough Council & East Suffolk Council to allow development at Humber Doucy Lane, Ipswich.

"The club re-states its position (endorsed by The Rugby Football Union and Sport England) that the loss of 2 rugby pitches and adjoining training areas would have a severely detrimental effect on the clubs ability to deliver rugby to the Ipswich and wider community.

The club already needs additional playing areas to meet growing demand as well as more car parking and improved clubhouse facilities.

We welcome discussions on a way forward that protects not only Ipswich Rugby Club members interests but that of the local community who we have been involved with for over 150 years as one of the oldest rugby union clubs in the world."

Mike Hancock

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