Lancashire hit by ground setback

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Lancashire have suffered a fresh setback to their plans to redevelop Old Trafford and secure the ground's future as a Test match venue.

The county thought they had overcome a major obstacle earlier this month when a rival developer's attempt to block the planning permission they had been granted by Trafford Council failed.

But the Bermuda-based Derwent Holdings, which had objected to Lancashire's plans to redevelop Old Trafford in conjunction with Tesco, has now announced its intention to appeal. The latest development raises new worries and Lancashire have postponed their AGM scheduled for 13 April while the matter is still pending.