Playing field will not be lost to car park

CONCERN that a football field in Huntingdon will be lost to provide additional car parking for the town has been dismissed. Huntingdonshire District Council confirmed that additional parking will be provided at the Riverside Car Park but said the playing

CONCERN that a football field in Huntingdon will be lost to provide additional car parking for the town has been dismissed.

Huntingdonshire District Council confirmed that additional parking will be provided at the Riverside Car Park but said the playing field next to it would not be lost.

Spokesman Heather Gilling said: "Providing additional parking spaces on that site is part of the council's long term plan for the area. The additional parking will be provided along the frontage of the site and if any of the football pitch is lost, the pitch will be realigned to make sure that a full football pitch still exists on the site."

Huntingdon resident Sue Bushby who uses the field everyday to walk her four dogs still believes the field will be lost if additional car parking is provided. She told The Hunts Post:: "I have grown to hate Huntingdon, which is a real shame. It's development after development and nothing else. I know there is a problem with parking in the town but it is important that we hold on to our green spaces or we won't have any left. Every town needs a park and it's very well used it would be such a shame if this park turned into a car park."

The district council was unable to confirm how many parking spaces would be provided or when the work would start.

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