Posted: 14.07.21 at 12:24 by Francesca Evans
A local couple have purchased the Lewis Haye field in Colyton, assuring residents they will not be passed on to property developers.
Tammy and Paul Marx of Colyton-based Munchkins Miniature Shetland Rescue have purchased the field, formerly known as Seller's Grave, which became the subject of a public campaign when it went up for sale.
Campaigners launched a crowdfunding campaign with a target of £250,000 to ensure they can purchase the land, part of the green wedge, for community use and protect it from future development.
Although the campaign group was not successful in raising enough to purchase the field, Mr and Mrs Marx have now said the field will not fall into the hand of property developers and are inviting the community to have their say on its future use.
Tammy commented: "We are very aware that this sale has caused a lot of anxiety among many local people who were fearful that it would likely be acquired by property developers.
"We hope and believe that everyone will be relieved that this is not going to happen!"
Residents are now invited to an informal meeting at Lewis Haye field, on the junction of Love Lane and Old Sidmouth Road in Colyton (EX24 6HL), on Friday, July 16 at 6.30pm when they will have the opportunity to meet Tammy and Mark and hear their plans for the field.
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