This Council recognises the importance of Wrexham Football Club and the Racecourse ground to the town, both historically and as an integral part of our future as a successful capital of North Wales. We wish to see the club thrive and the ground - the oldest international football ground in the world still in use - continue to be a field of dreams for a new generation.
With that in mind, Wrexham Council supports a community-owned club as the only long-term solution for Wrexham FC.
Furthermore, the Council will review the decision to grant outline planning permission on Phase 2 of the Racecourse development (more student flats on the old Dickens garage site) because that permission was granted on the basis that it would benefit the football club. Ownership of the club and ground is now separate and such a permission will not now benefit the football club.
UPDATE: Despite requesting that this motion be heard, the mayor Ian Roberts refused permission at tonight's meeting of the full council. As a result, we will push the first part of the motion at the next Exec Board and the second part at the next planning committee meeting.