Jubilee field protection campaign launched

The Duke of Cambridge has launched a campaign on behalf of Fields in Trust (FIT) to protect fields and parkland from developers.

As part of the Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge to give permanent protection to recreational spaces, the duke is inviting visitors to the challenge's website to vote for an outdoor space they want to save.

The charity will then lobby for the spaces to become permanently protected as a tribute to the Queen's diamond jubilee next year.

The DCLG said sports pitches would be protected and new homes would not be built at the expense of green spaces.

A FIT representative said: "The duke has been involved with us since last year, long before the controversy surrounding the issue."


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