Coventry City Council Not In Mediation Talks

Last updated : 22 March 2017 By CNS Sport

Coventry City Council have confirmed to the Coventry Observer's Les Reid that they are not part of the mediation talks.

The Sky Blues have been in talks with a number of parties but not the Council who issued a statement through their leader George Duggins saying: “Like all fans, the Council is keen to ensure a strong and successful football club in the city.

“However, the Council does not have any influence over where the Club plays or the location of its training academy/training facility. These are matters for the Football Club to raise with the relevant parties.

“In the event that mediation is successful and/or other plans come to fruition, the Council will consider any planning application and/or requests relating to the Council as landowner in respect of the football club in accordance with our statutory duties.”

Chris Heaton-Harris, Conservative MP for Daventry, is involved in the talks, and is understood to be reporting to sports minister Tracey Crouch.