Council looks set to reject controversial Mansfield Bowling Club scheme
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Controversial plans to redevelop an historic bowling green into a leisure centre and eight luxury houses will be recommended for refusal by Camden planners, it has emerged.
Owners of Mansfield Bowling Club, Dartmouth Park, submitted proposals to Camden Council to demolish its outdoor bowling rink and two clay tennis courts used by the Kenlyn Lawn Tennis Club.
They hope to transform the site in Croftdown Road into a community leisure centre and indoor bowling club, along with eight houses to help fund the project.
Last week, a senior officer at the local authority informed Highgate councillors that it was “highly likely” they would be recommending the application for refusal when it is debated by the Camden’s planning committee on June 13.
Concerns over building on private open space, a lack of affordable housing and insufficient evidence in relation to the business plan are cited as reasons why the application is unlikely to be supported by Camden Council.
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Members of Mansfield Neighbours Group, who have campaigned against the scheme, have welcomed the news.
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