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Protests over land sale

Objectors to a proposal to sell off a small area of council-owned land at Archery Field in Beverley have until Monday August 7th to lodge their opinions with East Riding of Yorkshire Council. The council has confirmed 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 has backed those objecting to the sale and Beverley Labour’s George McManus said: “Given recent encroachment onto Figham Pastures common land and the construction of the cycle path across the Westwood, proposals to develop Archery Field must be viewed with great scepticism. As Beverley expands, our green spaces are more important than ever. And if we lose them, we’ll never get them back.”

An East Riding Council spokesman said: “Requests of this nature are quite common and are considered on their own merits. The council has not deemed this land surplus to requirements and no decision has been made at this time.”