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Archery Field land not for sale

Residents objecting to the sale of a small area of amenity land at Archery Field in Beverley have been told by East Riding of Yorkshire Council that the sale won’t go ahead. As previously reported by Beverley FM, the council had received a request from a local resident to buy some 62 square metres of land to extend the garden of a neighbouring property in Central Avenue.

Hull and East Riding Green Party and Beverley Labour Party’s George McManus were amongst those who backed the objectors, who had insisted the field was an important community asset, used by Minster Primary School, sports clubs, local groups, children and dog walkers.

After allowing a period to consider comments, East Riding Council issued a statement confirming it will not sell the land. A spokesman said: “The council considered the application on its own merits and weighed this against the responses received from residents. In reaching its decision, the council has determined that proceeding with the disposal of the land would not be practicable and has rejected the request.”