Trelawny have been granted an extension until the New Year before having to declare their intentions for the 2004 speedway season. The JAG Tigers are still hoping to obtain planning permission for a new site near St Dennis in time to beat the revised deadline.

The decision was taken at the annual meeting of the BSPA in Tenerife where Trelawny are represented by promoter Ray Purvis. A spokesman for the JAG Tigers said: "The Premier League promoters voted in favour of giving us a deadline reprieve until the New Year. All promoters know that running speedway is a difficult task and they respected the way Trelawny have run their business and have given us every opportunity to go forward."

"We feel the sport of speedway is proving to be on the up with a vast increase in the number of teams entering over the last few years and believe the sport will soon be recognised nationally in the way it deserves. We wish to be part of that ongoing boost."

Trelawny will be continuing their efforts to obtain planning permission for the new venue and have been boosted by the assistance of landlords Imerys. "Imerys have produced a nature report for their new tip and it covers the area of the speedway site," said the Trelawny spokesman. "It provides details of all the environmental issues, including wildlife breeding, and we hope this will assist in our quest for planning permission."