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