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To: Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Save Londonderry Playing Fields

Identify and develop alternative brown fields sites in Sandwell for the proposed Commonwealth Games 2022 aquatic centre rather than destroy a green expanse of parkland situated within an urban conurbation.

Why is this important?

Existing green spaces should be preserved for current and future generations. Sandwell has large swathes of brown field sites that are currently a blight on the borough and are in urgent need of development.

Additionally Londonderry Playimg fields is situated within a densely populated area with main arterial routes only accessible by already congested roads through a residential area. Construction of the centre on Londonderry playing fields will cause disruption and a degradation of quality of life to residents in the immediate vicinity.


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Reasons for signing

  • This is a residential area with narrow roads and about as far away from the motorways and railway stations as you can get. This will be a facility once built always in the wrong place and is therefore likely to go the same way as the Coventry internatial olympic pool all for the sake of getting £60,000,000 pounds subsidy. The council had no intention of looking for another site all along. The people in the area will have to put up with loosing their playing fields and traffic congestion.
  • The nature there is being destroyed. The bees with the pollen off the 6 cherry trees that have been cut down ...the owls..the cuckoo...all destroyed.. natural habitat cut down .
  • I signed because councils don't consult local people properly dispite it being easier than ever.


2018-09-22 09:17:31 +0100

100 signatures reached

2018-09-16 22:47:35 +0100

50 signatures reached

2018-09-16 15:29:32 +0100

25 signatures reached

2018-09-16 13:00:48 +0100

10 signatures reached