Not so long ago we looked at the Rushcliffe Greenfields campaign, which opposes the proposed building of a football stadium in the Nottinghamshire countryside.
Now something similar is being considered for Leicester`s Aylestone Meadows.
This popular nature reserve is located near the Aylestone Road, near the Grand Union Canal and the Great Central Way.
Leicester City Council propose to build a floodlit Astroturf pitch, clubhouse and 150 space car park on the site.
Unsurprisingly, they are opposed by the Aylestone Meadows Appreciation Society, Leicester Civic Society and Friends of the Earth. Amazingly, Councillor Rob Wann (Labour) , a supporter of the scheme, has described campaigners as "selfish". Other Councillors werre quick to distance themselves, with Cllr Nigel Porter (Conservative) commenting "he has let himself and the council down".
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(This contains a link to Aylestone Meadows Appreciation Society)