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Councillors approve Fields in Trust application for Kent View Road

12th March 2020
Posted by Johnny Jenkins

A beloved recreation ground in Vange will have its Fields in Trust status extended to an additional area of land further protecting it for future generations to enjoy.

Councillors on Basildon’s Neighbourhoods and Public Spaces Committee approved an application for an extension at a meeting on Wednesday 11 March.

In November 2017 an application was approved for a Fields in Trust Deed of Dedication at Kent View Recreation Ground. The decision placed a covenant on the land preserving it as a playing field protecting it from future development.

Councillors will now discuss whether to approve an application to extend this status to an acre of land not included in the original application.

Committee Chair Councillor David Harrison said:

“This playing field is loved by the local community and is enjoyed by many families as well as being home to numerous species of wildlife including badgers, bats and foxes. It’s important to look at ways we can further preserve this community resource for years to come.”

Fields in Trust is a national charity that provides legal protection for playing fields, play spaces and recreation grounds.

Image: Basildon Council