Open Letter – Training Dome Facility

An open letter to Luton Borough Council.

With the breaking news earlier today regarding the unfavourable decision by Luton Council to not grant a lease agreement to Luton Town Football Club in relation to the training dome facility at Cutenhoe Road playing fields, after planning permission was granted back in October 2019 the question is,


The people of Luton, the supporters of the football club, as well as the board of directors of Luton Town Football Club deserve a better response from the council other than the one offered which was, the land is needed for educational purposes.

What has happened since planning was granted to now?

Why the sudden change and overturn a decision which would benefit the whole town and also help LTFC in its long term aims in supporting football in this town and the community going forward.

Without knowing the inner thoughts of the minds of the people who sit on the executive of the council who came to this decision perhaps they will come forward with a detailed and coherent rational answer to their bizarre overturning of the planning decision back in 2019, its the least they can do.

It must be remembered that LTFC were yet again going to invest a lot of money on this site, upwards of one million pounds, as well as helping towards the councils climate change action plan with around 1500 trees to be planted on the site as well as all the benefits that would come with a first class training facility for local school children and the community at large.

This would not cost the tax payers of this town a penny. Now the tax payers will be footing any bill to open up the land for the so called “educational purposes”.

This project must be something very special if the council are willing to spend tax payers money without actually saying what this is! Its all very mysterious and really is showing the council executive is completely out of touch with the people of Luton!

Everyone outside the corridors of power in the town hall will demand a proper response, and quite rightly so. We will be awaiting that response.

Kevin Rouse


For and on behalf of Loyal Luton Supporters Club