BULL MEADOW PARK UPDATE
A huge THANK YOU to everyone who took the time to write to Exeter City Council, and/or signed the online and paper petitions to object to the ‘Disposal of Land’ in Bull Meadow Park, to be used as a turning point to the proposed housing development.
The response was incredibly encouraging, especially as time was so limited.
In total, there were over 300 signatures on the e-petition and over 400 signatures on the paper petitions!
Plus, 211 letters and emails were sent to the City Surveyor - which is a massive response as far as these campaigns go! A HUGE thank you!!!
This really is a hugely promising start in the campaign to save our park.
But let’s keep going…
The spin taken by the Exeter Homes Trust:
Exeter Homes Trust is implying that the size of land they need is so small that it’s ‘only 10m x 10m’.
• This is not true – it’s 130 sq metres. The average 3-bed detached house with a garage and garden could fit in this space.
This is a lot of land in relation to a small park!
Exeter Homes Trust is stating that the social benefits will outweigh the loss of parkland
• Yet any loss of green space will harm the park and it could set a precedent for further development in future.
• There will be no direct social benefit to the local community as we will be losing our green space and a sporting area for the children.
• There is a need for housing the over 55’s in the city but this shouldn’t be at the detriment of those at the other end of the age spectrum; the children.
• The children should not lose their sporting and play area to accommodate a road.
Councillor Natalie Vizard is supporting our campaign and will be attending a Committee meeting with the council in early November, where the matter will be discussed. We will keep you updated…
PLEASE KEEP THIS GOING…