ON average more than 4,000 publicly owned buildings and spaces are being sold off by local authorities every year, often for housing. These include libraries, allotments, swimming pools and parks, in many cases originally paid for by public subscription.
Now the Supreme Court is to hear a protest by a campaign group fighting to save Greenfields Recreation Ground in Shrewsbury. In 2017 it was sold to a developer for high-end housing. The community was not consulted and the sale was not advertised, despite there being a legal requirement to do so.
Should rules be strengthened so that community spaces and buildings cannot be sold to housing developers?
Feel free to discuss this or anything else on your mind.