For everyone being asked - & who wants an update on the official Sequential Site Analysis (May 2004) - here it is:

Sequential Site Analysis - May 2004 .

Waterhall
- indisputably in the proposed National Park
- the site has no rail link and no prospect of one
- there is no sustainable transport solution to this site.
A planning application for a stadium on this site will fail because it cannot meet Government Planning Policy Guidelines.

Toad's Hole Valley
- there is no rail access to this site
- Providing necessary additions to public transport infrastructure is not possible
- there is no sustainable transport solution to this site
A planning application for a stadium on this site will fail because it cannot meet Government Planning Policy Guidelines.

Hove Greyhound Stadium
- site is too small
- in daily use as a fully operational dog track
- a stadium development would rely on the use of an adjacent site which has now been fully developed and construction is complete
There is no prospect of a stadium development on this site

Shoreham Harbour
- there is no site available in the harbour area in the short term, apart from land reclaimed from the sea or part of the harbour basin
- any development on this site relies on the construction of an access road and other infrastructure at an estimated cost of between £30m and £100m
- The harbour has Trust Port Status and for development to be permitted this status must be changed by the Government
- the Port Authority has stated it will not enter into an agreement with a developer unless it receives an undertaking that the infrastructure will be provided by the developer.
The site is not available for development, relies upon a change in statutory status and is commercially totally unviable. There is no prospect of a stadium development on this site.

Brighton Station
- planning permission for a mixed used development including a Sainsbury's food store, office, hotel and educational use has been granted and the Section 106 Planning Agreement has been completed
- construction contracts have been let
- Agreements to Lease are signed
- Construction is due to start in June 2004
There is no prospect of a stadium development. The site is simply not available.

Sheepcote Valley
- there is no rail or major road access
- there is no sustainable transport solution to this site
- the site has been a major landfill area for 100 years and it is impractical to build major structures on it. There are significant methane emissions. The ground conditions are unstable and there is a risk of contamination of existing watercourses beneath the site
- an attempt to develop this site in 1989 for a major leisure development including a stadium failed for these reasons
A planning application for a stadium on this site will fail because it cannot meet Government Planning Policy Guidelines. There is no prospect of development on thjis site.

Withdean Stadium
- would have a serious impact on the amenity and quality of life of local residents
- would displace an important athletics and sports facility in the City affecting three major athletic clubs, a tennis centre, a squash club and health and fitness club facilities and involve the expensive purchase of a long lease on a public house on the land
- major restrictions to the access and egress to the stadium at any level above 9000 spectators could lead to serious injury or loss of life. There is no reasonable way of overcoming this problem.
There is no prospect of a stadium development on this site.