Save Elm Park Filton
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Are you a user of Elm Park, Filton and do you value the green space in our community and do you want this to continue in its entirety into the future? There is a danger that a strip of land, crucial to the recreational services provided by Filton Town Council may lose its 'green space designation' as a result of a current South Gloucestershire Council consultation, we are told this is in anticipation of future widening of the A4174.
The areas affected are 1/3 of the Community Garden, the Boules Piste, part of the cycle speedway and the whole of the skateboard park. Many mature trees would be lost and in the Community Garden, the recently planted orchard, some of the rose garden, the owl sculpture and the elm tree which is part of a national study.
See the affected area on a map and scroll to page 70.
The consultation on changing the designation of green spaces is buried in South Gloucestershire's website and does not explain very well how you respond.
The land grab, by way of compulsory purchase, may not happen in the short term but we need to act now and let South Gloucestershire Council know that we don't want them to take part of our park away. It is our duty to protect green space for future generations. If you agree please sign this petition.
Filton Community Garden will respond to the consultation by the closing date 24 July. We urge you to also make your feelings known about this issue by email to: PlanningPolicy@southglos.gov.uk with the title Policies, Sites and Places Plan Main Modifications Consultation (June 2017) Elm Park Playing Fields, Map 70.
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