Lib Dem Councillors from Hampton Wick and Teddington Wards have today released a press release calling on Quantum to manage Udney Park properly or sell up to a local community based group.
Udney Park Playing Fields were donated to a London college for use for amateur sport as a memorial after the First World War. They were bought by a developer - Quantum - who proposed building on the site contrary to planning policies in a move that was opposed by Sport England and environmental groups as well as by many in the local community. Quantum’s plans were thrown out by a planning inspector after an appeal hearing earlier this year.
The future of the playing fields is now in limbo and the sports pitches are deteriorating through lack of maintenance. Lib Dem Councillors in the area have vowed to campaign vigorously for the playing fields to be protected and for them to be used for their original purpose.
You can read the press release here and the Councillors’ letter to Quantum here.
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