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Council objects to Shrewsbury village green call

By Jonny Drury | Shrewsbury | Politics | Published:

Shrewsbury Town Council has objected to an application from a group of residents to register a parcel of land as a village green.

Councillor Alan Moseley

The council owns a parcel of land on Greenfields Recreation Ground. However, residents in the area have made a formal request to Shropshire Council to give it village green status.

A notice on the issue was published recently, and councillors were asked to make comments on the matter at Monday's full town council meeting.

Councillor for Bagley, Alex Phillips, supported the application and said he was in favour of it being made into a village green, stating it would be "keeping Shrewsbury as a nice green town."

Councillors were told if the it was made into a village green the council would still have ownership of it but they wouldn't have control over it.

Councillor Alan Moseley said he didn't agree with handing over a piece of land to a non-elected group, adding: "I move to object this demand, and put in a contrary argument that will sustain the objection."

The majority of councillors backed a decision to object the application.

Jonny Drury

By Jonny Drury
@JonnyDrury_Star

Senior reporter covering Oswestry and Mid Wales.

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