A MEETING which was due to decide whether Colchester United could extend the hours it uses its training ground in Tiptree has been called off. 

Theresa Higgins, chair of Colchester Council planning committee, adjourned the meeting because there were too many people in the old library, adjacent to the town hall, in Colchester High Street.

Fire regulations stipulate the hall can be full, with ten people standing, while a meeting takes place. 

But after a 15 minute break, no agreement could be reached with opposing residents and U's supporters so Mrs Higgins postponed the meeting until January 3, in Colchester Moot Hall, which can hold up to 250 people.