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Uncertainty over future of Shrewsbury pitch and putt course

By Dominic Robertson | Meole Brace | Politics | Published:

Uncertainty remains over the future of Shrewsbury's council-owned pitch and putt course.

Meole Brace Pitch and Putt was registered as an asset of community value in January 2014. Because of that decision any move to sell the land could only be taken after giving the organisation which registered the site the opportunity to buy the land.

Former Shropshire Councillor and Shrewsbury mayor Jon Tandy is a member of the group and said they have received no notification that Shropshire Council wishes to sell the site.

He said: "They have not informed me as chairman or the person who put it in the asset register that they want to sell it and have not written to me formally to say they want to sell it."

This comes after Shropshire Council's cabinet held a behind-closed-doors meeting earlier this year to discuss the responses to a consultation on the site's future.

A report released as part of the consultation had indicated that the pitch and putt could be sold.

It stated that selling the 3.95-acre site was the preferred option.

The report said: "There is potential for an alternative use on the site which could generate a significant capital receipt should it be declared surplus to the council's requirements."

Shropshire Council declined to comment on the site's future and any decision taken by the cabinet.

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