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Gas Rec development plans due next month
9:30am Friday 27th September 2013 in News
PLANS to turn football pitches into homes and a club house are due to be submitted by the end of October.
Developer Dishland wants to transform the Gas Recreation FC, off Bromley Road, into 45 homes, a children’s play area and an astroturf football pitch.
One of the existing pitches will be given to the football club, which will ensure its future in Colchester.
An entrance to the proposed development would be built through Salary Close, but the plans are facing stiff opposition from residents.
Opposition campaigners have submitted a bid to Sport England’s Protecting Playing Fields Programme for £50,000 to lease the land from Dishland.
They are still waiting to hear back from the Government-funded agency, which has helped save 163 playing fields in the last two years.
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