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A survey revealed that more than 80% of people living and working in the Anfield area of Liverpool "are backing plans" for a £260M ($405M) regeneration, according to the BBC. About 1,700 people "were asked for their opinions on proposals which were unveiled in June." They involved new housing, a business hub "and expansion of Liverpool FC's stadium, creating up to 700 jobs." The plans, drawn up by a consortium made up of Liverpool City Council, housing providers and Liverpool FC, "would also see the creation of a wide avenue through Stanley Park ending in a new public square." About 250 new homes "would be built, with 296 removed to make way, and a 100-bed hotel constructed" (BBC, 9/5).
Malaysian Youth & Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has announced that "the only Class 1 velodrome in the country will be built in Nilai and not Kuala Lumpur," according to Shamshul Fitri of of THE STAR. Khairy said that "the ministry has decided to continue with the proposal" of building the RM80M ($24M) indoor velodrome in Nilai, as mooted by the PM last year in the '13 budget. Khairy said, "There will be only one world-class velodrome and it will be in Nilai. There is no need for two world-class velodromes to be built." The decision of where the world-class velodrome should be built "became a subject of debate in recent times after Kuala Lumpur City Hall was reported planning to build one in Cheras to replace the old velodrome" (THE STAR, 9/5).