Delight as R4U Councillor saves Well Green Close green space for the public

Thanks to the efforts of R4U Councillor Chloë Fiddy, and her environmental contacts, the green space at Well Green Close will be adopted by Saffron Walden Town Council and maintained as a public open space for residents’ use.

Chloë Fiddy (R4U) Chloë Fiddy (R4U)

For many years, the green area at the bottom of Well Green Close, off Cromwell Road has been a public open space. However, although treated as public land, it has always been owned by the original developer of the Cromwell Rd area, now part of Taylor Wimpey. Residents and councillors were therefore alarmed 2 weeks ago when the land was listed for sale at auction. Now, thanks to R4U Councillor Chloë Fiddy, Taylor Wimpey has agreed to transfer the land to Saffron Walden Town Council for a nominal fee.

Cllr Chloë Fiddy, an R4U UDC Shire ward councillor said “We are delighted that this land has been saved for the town and will continue to be a public open space. I work in environmental policy and am accustomed to navigating corporate sustainability reports.  So once we became aware that the Well Green Close land was being sold, I contacted the Director of Sustainability at Taylor Wimpey, and pointed out that selling this land to a developer would be inconsistent with Taylor Wimpey’s policy of providing green space on their developments. I’m grateful to Taylor Wimpey for recognising its importance to residents and instead agreeing to sell it to the Town Council for the sum of £1. This is a great outcome for local residents.”

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