Keep Nightingale Park for the Community

Dear Resident,

You are probably aware that the owners of Torquay United have shown an interest in developing Nightingale Park on the Willows, which could include a stadium, residential properties and shops.  We fear this could be  over development of this site with a significant increase in traffic.  

In light of this, in October, Liberal Democrat Councillors Swithin Long and Steve Darling proposed  that the Council  agree to ask the Conservative Elected Mayor to ring fence Nightingale Park for sports and leisure as identified in Torbay’s Playing Pitch Strategy and the adopted Torbay Local Plan.

Sadly the Conservative Elected Mayor has rejected this request and the matter will go to the Full Council meeting on Wednesday 5th December, at 5.30pm, . To protect Nightingale Park for Community use will require the support of two thirds of Councillors to override the Conservative Mayor’s decision. The Council Meeting will be held at the Riviera Centre, Torquay if you would like to come along.

Yours sincerely,

John Dudley

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"We the undersigned call upon Torbay Council to include the former tip area adjacent to Browns Bridge Road named as Nightingale Park be included in the corporate asset management plan detailing that it is to be protected for sports and leisure as identified in Torbay’s Playing Pitch Strategy and the adopted Torbay Local Plan."

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