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Somerset County Council has agreed that there will be a public inquiry into the application to register Yeovil Rec (Mudford Recreation Ground), Yeovil, as a town green.
The council has resolved to hold an inquiry at which barrister Leslie Blohm QC will act as inspector. The inquiry will be held over the summer.
We have been advising the Save Yeovil Rec group on their application to register the land as a green and we are delighted that we are now on the way to getting a decision.
Says Kate Ashbrook, our general secretary: ‘It’s deplorable that South Somerset District Council is intent on opposing the registration, because it wants to build the Sports Zone here—which would be illegal if the land is recorded as a green. The council should treasure its open spaces, not destroy them. We urge it to change its tune and support the application for a green.
‘Yeovil Rec is a particularly spectacular space because of its size, proximity to the town centre, and popularity for informal recreation.
‘We wish Save Yeovil Rec every success at the forthcoming public inquiry,’ Kate declares.