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Scunthorpe to take legal action against Council over stalled stadium project

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Iron chairman Peter Swann has told BBC Radio Humberside that he is set to take legal action against North Lincolnshire Council, KMG Capital Markets and the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership over the stalled stadium project.

That stunning revelation followed Swann’s claims that the council no longer want the club to move onto the new site identified for the new build in May.

The Scunthorpe chief also called for the leader of North Lincolnshire council Rob Waltham to give the community an update on the Lincolnshire Lakes project, admitting he felt they had ‘gone cold’ on the development and suggesting they would not talk to the club.

“Today, the Council, KMG and the LEP will have all got letters stating that we are taking legal action against them,” Swann told BBC Radio Humberside.

“I am limited to what I can say, but we think there is a breach of contract, both verbal and written.

“Fans and the public of Scunthorpe need to ask their councillors where they have spent the money on the Lincolnshire Lakes in the past three years.

“We can’t get any answers from them.”

Swann also confirmed that the club are now drawing up plans to redevelop Glanford Park, which will include space for the NHS who were going to be the club’s main tenants in the new build.

“Rob Waltham needs to step up to the plate and tell us exactly what is going on with the Lincolnshire Lakes.

“As you know, I am quite resourceful and I am not going to let the NHS or the community suffer.

“We will get drawings together and our planning in.

“We will do it as quickly as we can but hopefully in the Spring we will have bit more of an idea.”

Written by Matt Blanchard

Part of the team since 2007, before becoming editor in 2013. Undertaken the role of match summariser during Scunthorpe United live match commentaries for BBC Radio Humberside. Seasonal contributor to football titles FourFourTwo and When Saturday Comes and a finalist at the Football Blogging Awards in 2014.

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