Leamington business owner gives views on council's controversial HQ move plan for town centre

Warwick District Council’s plans to move its new headquarters into the redeveloped Covent Garden multi-storey car park have caused huge debate, not least in our news pages. Russell Allen from Leamington butchers Aubrey Allen is a well-known businessman in town and also a member of Leamington’s Business Improvement District (BID). He has been outspoken about the plans - and we have published the statement that he has circulated about the plans which will be discussed at a public meeting at the Royal Spa Centre from 6.30pm tonight (Monday November 12).

Warwick District Council leader Cllr Andrew Mobbs

Council leader has say on authority's controversial HQ plan for Leamington

Warwick District Council has come under huge criticism on our letters page for its new headquarters plan. Prior to a public meeting to discuss the issue at the Spa Centre in Leamington from 6.30pm this evening (Monday November 12) Cllr Andrew Mobbs, attempts to address the objections in his regular column. It is fair to say that this column is longer than usual but given the importance of the issue, and in the interest of balance, we have published his response in full.
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