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We have objected to an application from Wortham & Burgate Parish Council to construct a tarmac car-park on Long Green Common, Wortham in Suffolk. The council has applied for the consent of the Secretary of State for Environment for works on common land, under section 38 of the Commons Act 2006.
The tarmac surface will be an eyesore on this lovely green. It will formalise and suburbanise it. We do not believe it will stop people from parking elsewhere on the green, and it will be an ugly intrusion.
The public has the right to walk and ride over the whole area, and the car park will intrude on that right.
With other local objectors, we have urged the environment secretary to reject this application.