Frogs Copse meadow, between Bitterne Park and Townhill Park in Southampton, is an area of green space that is highly valued by the local community. It is used frequently by local dogwalkers or people just looking to enjoy a piece of the countryside within suburban Southampton. The grass in the meadow is kept long to encourage wildlife, and is home to a variety of animals including deer, badgers and foxes. The meadow is an environmental gem within the city - residents value the open space, the wildlife that live there and the safety aspect for pet dogs and children as the field is not positioned directly next to main roads.
However as part of the Townhill Park Regeneration Framework, there are proposed building plans for a section of the meadow, to replace flats that are to be demolished on the current Townhill Park estate.
The meadow is not vast in size, and so why the council want to dissect part of it for new build flats/houses is baffling local residents - especially when there are alternative spaces on the current Townhill Park Estate that could accommodate new build housing.
Many residents have lived on the outskirts of Frogs Copse meadow for 40-50years and were promised the land would never be built upon - so join me in campaigning to save this valuable green space.