Monthly Archives: December 2015

Future of Mansfield site to be decided today

The future of the former Mansfield Bowling Club is likely to be decided at the Council Chamber today in a meeting due to start at 7pm. Local action groups, protesting at the loss of the site as a historic local sporting amenity, are hoping for a large turnout to demonstrate against the proposed housing scheme.

‘The Council Officers have done a u-turn and are now recommending approval. Our delegation will need strong support and a demonstration of our fury if the Committee is to reject the Application. Please come if you possibly can. We all know that when the Officers are trying to push through a bad decision it comes up just before a holiday.’ Keith Northrup, Chairman of the Mansfield Neighbours Group.

The project would see 21 houses built, including 11 affordable homes. It would also have three tennis courts, a clubhouse, a “pocket park” and a contribution of £600,000 to the Town Hall to be spent on sporting facilities elsewhere.

Mansfield sporting facilities

For more information on the objections to the proposal, see the group’s full response here.

The story is covered in depth in the Camden New Journal and the Ham & High.