Bid to create village green

By Richard Wright

Saturday, August 22, 2009


LAND at Northwood, known as "Rounda-ground", will be protected from development if an application for it to be registered as a village green is successful.

Cllr Roger Mazillius is spearheading a drive to register the land, near Harry Cheek Gardens, also known as the Football Field and the Whistle Field, which was subject to an unsuccessful planning application 25 years ago.

Cllr Mazillius wants to protect the almost four acres for public recreational use.

"If any parcel of land fits the village green designation, this is it. It has been used for recreation for generations," he said.

Cllr Mazillius has submitted 37 letters and e-mails in support of the application, due to be considered by the Isle of Wight Council on September 7.

The land belongs to Wight and West Country Developments after the previous company, Island Developments Ltd, was dissolved.

Eleven objections have been registered. The company said "private land" signs and fencing were erected.


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