Monday, April 22, 2024
HomeReaders CommentsToday’s talking point

Today’s talking point


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.

If you appreciated this article, perhaps you might consider making a donation to The Conservative Woman. Unlike most other websites, we receive no independent funding. Our editors are unpaid and work entirely voluntarily as do the majority of our contributors but there are inevitable costs associated with running a website. We depend on our readers to help us, either with regular or one-off payments. You can donate here. Thank you.
If you have not already signed up to a daily email alert of new articles please do so. It is here and free! Thank you.

Edited by Kathy Gyngell

Sign up for TCW Daily

Each morning we send The ConWom Daily with links to our latest news. This is a free service and we will never share your details.