Land sales go ahead to boost Stonebridge Meadow project
The sale of five small parcels of land on the Stonebridge Meadow for an estimated £14,000 is to go ahead as part of Marlboroughtown council’s partnership project with ARKto revamp the 15-acre site.
The sites will add space to the back gardens of houses on the edge of the meadow, bought jointly by the council and ARK for £150,000, and provide an initial boost for the estimated £43,000 cost of the scheme.
Its aim is to protect and enhance the area, which a botanical survey has revealed contains rare Black Poplar trees on the Kennet river bank, and to introduce community activities once major outside funding is obtained.
“The point of selling this land is for the benefit of this important project,” Councillor Richard Pitts told the town council, who approved the sale.