At its March 2019 meeting, the PC voted unanimously to proceed with the purchase of a 99 year lease on the 4.03 acre field adjacent to the Village Hall in order to create a Village Green for Leigh. The associated application to borrow the necessary funding (£40k) has been approved, and the purchase is expected to be completed by the end of May.
A favourable response to a ‘pre-app’ consultation regarding the necessary ‘change of use’ has been received. A formal planning application will now be made to convert about half of the field into a Village Green (the remainder will continue as agricultural land). It is hoped that the conversion work will be completed before Spring 2020. The Parish Council is considering forming a sub-committee of volunteers to help finalise the details and progress the transformation; if you are interested in joining this committee, please contact the Parish Clerk.