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Sledging slope won’t be lost!

Created on 05/03/2018 @ 09:38
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As kids of all ages took to the slopes over the weekend to make the most of the snow, we can reveal that the town’s favourite sledging slope appears to be safe from housing developers.

Recently, another parcel of Burgess Land was sold on Red Bank to allow for 24 new houses to be built behind the recently constructed Burgess Close.

It was feared that the whole field would be gobbled up by construction, but we have been reassured that a sizeable chunk on the left of the hill as you look upwards will be spared (pictured).

This will please thrill seekers and kids who flock to the hill on snow days, like we have enjoyed over the past week. It is also a popular area for dog walkers.

Recently we reported that more than a million pounds had been generated for the town following the sale of several chunks of Burgess Land over the top of Red Bank. This money will be reinvested to help with the budget challenges faced by the Town Council.

“We are expecting some financial challenges ahead so this money will be better invested to generate more income for us in the future,” said Robert Robinson, Town Clerk. “We are not selling off all of the land as a piece will remain in that area.”

It has not been revealed who has purchased the land, or when construction will be expected to start.

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