This website is a resource for those who want to know more about the Council’s plans for Hough End fields, and how to have your say.

The council’s original proposal for a sports village on Hough End fields (planning application reference number 129948/VO/2021) was withdrawn over the summer after a huge public outcry.

They’ve now come back with revised plans which no longer include a softball & baseball complex – but they still want to rip up an area of grass and trees roughly the size of Old Moat park and cover it with plastic turf and concrete.

The revised planning application (reference number 132513/VO/2021) was granted planning permission in late March – but the campaign isn’t over yet!

We’re raising funds for legal advice on the potential grounds for judicial review – please donate today!

You can find information about air quality, biodiversity, climate change, noise, traffic and other impacts on our Objections page.

About us

The campaign is not affiliated to or run by any political party or any pre-existing campaigning group. Local residents and concerned citizens are donating their time to inform people about what is being proposed by the Council.

If you want to know more, you can