An offer made to purchase a small part of the Archery Field in Beverley from East Riding Council has triggered concerns from some residents.
ERYC have confirmed an offer has been made for approximately 62 square meters of land but say this type of thing is ‘quite common’ and will be considered on its own merits.
In a statement issued relating to the proposed transaction an East Riding of Yorkshire Council Spokesperson said;
“The council has received a request from a local resident to purchase a small unused area of amenity land at Archery Field, Beverley.”
“Requests of this nature are quite common and are considered on their own merits.”
“The council is now seeking comments on the proposals, as per the requirements of the Local Government Act 1972.”
“The council has not deemed this land surplus to requirements and no decision has been made at this time.”
“The closing date for representations is Monday, 7 August, after which it will be decided whether to proceed with the matter.”
Cllr Denis Healy, who represents St Mary’s Ward says he will be happy to support any residents who have concerns.
Commenting on the proposal made to ERYC he said;
“An approach was made to the council by the owners of property to acquire some land currently owned by the local authority.”
“My understanding is that it is a small bit of land, enough for maybe two cars. Residents have until the 7 August to raise any concerns they may have over the proposal that has been made.”
“Any residents are very welcome to contact me. As an elected member of the council it is my role to act as a conduit between residents and the authority.”