Locals want Boleyn Ground to become a park



Local resident group Friends of Queens Market have called on Newham Council to ensure all the flats on being built on the Boleyn Ground are developed as social housing units. And they have also called for the Boleyn Ground football pitch to become a public park.

If the 838 flats reach anything close to the £435,000 price tag of the Canning town apartments this could raise over £350 million for the Galliard group in property sales. The Friends claim The Boleyn Ground will be another private development in Newham that local residents can’t afford.

On page 40 of the planning application Galliard claims:”It would not be viable to deliver any affordable housing as part of this scheme.” 

Following a competitive bidding process, West Ham United  selected Galliard Group as the purchaser for the site ahead of a number of other national and international companies.

The Club was impressed with Galliard Group’s links to the local community and their commitment to honouring the history of the Hammers at the Boleyn Ground as part of their proposed development.


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