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Last Updated: Wednesday, 5 September 2007, 10:34 GMT 11:34 UK
Setback for new town sports arena
An artist's impression of the new stadium
The stadium was planned to be open by 2009
Plans for a redeveloped sports stadium in Swindon have suffered a setback after council planners recommended they be refused.

The Abbey Stadium in Blunsdon would be the home of Swindon Speedway, which was facing a move out of the town.

Planners are concerned that nearby land is set aside for a business park, and that the application wants to turn much of the area into unnecessary housing.

Councillors will make a decision on 11 September.

Planners also raised concerns that the land set aside for the redeveloped stadium is smaller than the current arena.

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