Huntsman Sports Club

Plans to develop the club, situated on Blackheath's Cator Estate, and its playing fields are causing concern among local residents. Conservatives have always supported the retention of the playing fields in Manor Way and Blackheath Park and the protection of their Metropolitan Open Land status. Blackheath Westcombe Conservative Team member Elizabeth Drury said "For property companies these open spaces represent prime development opportunities but are, of course, important as they form part of the character of the area and provide opportunities for recreation and sports."

Developments elsewhere in the borough appear to have stalled, with the old Greenwich Hospital site likely to remain deserted for some years as Labour’s plans fall apart.

Photograph: Blackheath Westcombe Team Member Liz Drury by the Huntsman Field.