Facebook bid for town green status

A FACEBOOK campaign has been launched to register land in Heanor as a town green in a bid to protect it from development.

Campaigners say the Lockton Avenue playing fields are currently designated as ‘open space’ – but add that this has not prevented Amber Valley Borough Council from “being willing to sell the land for development piece by piece to anybody who enquires.”

Christine Smith, of Lockton Avenue, said: “Given the pressures for new housing and new supermarkets, we believe that it will only be a matter of time before the land is developed. We believe that town green registration is the only way to prevent this.”