It’s victory for Oakfield campaigners as homes bid thrown out
The Rugby Advertiser covers our campaign.
There was delight for Save Oakfield campaigners this evening, Wednesday, as borough councillors unanimously rejected plans to build on the recreation ground.
After a site visit this afternoon where councillors looked at the much-loved space off Bilton Road, they gathered at the town hall to make a decision on the controversial application.
The land is owned by the Heart of England Co-operative Society and it was leased to the borough council for use as a playing field for 30 years.
But 18 months ago, the Co-op announced plans for houses and apartments to be built on the green space.
This triggered a passionate response from nearby residents alarmed at one of the few green spaces near the town centre and the start of the Save Oakfield campaign
They were backed by their ward councillors and MP Mark Pawsey.