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Save Sandhall Green play area

by aldc on 2 November, 2016


When I was elected as a Councillor I requested details of all the unspent Section 106 moneys allocated to Warley ward. I identified a sum of money (I recall around £40k) that had been allocated to improving green spaces. This money was given to the Council by the developers who built over the old play area on what is now Bridleway Ct. Working with Council officers your Liberal Democrat Councillors helped to devise a scheme to improve the green as a recreation ground. Following a public consultation in 2013 the Council went ahead and built a small children’s play area, football posts, planted new trees, built a fence around the play area, created some parking spaces, and improved the planting with some new trees.

Just three years later and the Labour run Council is now proposing to build eight bungalows on the site. You can see the plans for what is proposed below. They would be placed right over the existing play area, and leave a much smaller space. Destroying the space for people to walk dogs and the football play area in the process. This decesion is going to cabinet on 14th November so we have just a couple of weeks to encourage the Labour cabinet not to build over this play area.

You can sign the petition against this scheme here

Picture that shows plans to build bungalows on Sandhall Green


4 Responses

  1. Tricia sykes says:

    Why ohh why doo that it’s a pleasure watching the children play on sandhall green play area .babys on baby swings etc and all the kids playing footy on other end such a shame to spoil it .😢

  2. Sarah says:

    Knock it down. I’ve nearly rung children over that run out into the road coming out of there. Sent footage to the councillor with no response back. You can’t see them because of the hedges.
    It’s an eye sore and teenagers like to use it for smoking and drinkng. It’s dark on a night.
    Get rid

  3. Maria Mclain says:

    Leave it as it is. It’s nice for the kids!

  4. Susan Craggs says:

    Please keep this park …my grandson who is only two loves this park

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