Campaigners hopeful of Wymondham Kings Head Meadow victory

Campaigners against plans for a supermarket on a Wymondham meadow hope victory is in sight after a public meeting was called to halt the development.

Hundreds of residents gathered at a meeting this morning to formulate a bid for village green status to save Kings Head Meadow from being built on.

However, officials from Wymondham Asks Why hope the proposed sale of the land by Wymondham Town Council to Asda could be stopped in the next ten days after an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) was called by two town councillors to stop the project until the completion of the Wymondham Area Action Plan blueprint on the town's growth.

The news of the EGM comes as WAW members held a public meeting today encouraging people to help in their application for village green status at Kings Head Meadow to stop development on the green space off Norwich Road and protect the site for future generations.

Campaigners hope the EGM will spell the end of the town council's plans to sell the green, which is currently home to Wymondham Town Football Club.

Andy Gardiner, chairman of WAW, said: 'Never again should anyone think about taking away Wymondham's heritage from future generations. Hopefully, we will have won in ten days and hopefully we will see that another shameful development has been avoided.'

A motion for a Wymondham EGM has been tabled by councillors Diane Fernee and Robert Savage. However, a date or venue has not been set.

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The campaign by WAW has also been boosted after it emerged that the group's vice-chairman Alison Taylor was the only candidate for a town council by-election in the Northfields ward and will become a new member on the council.

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