At the councils community and resources meeting on Monday (March 4) members will be recommended to refuse plans to transfer ownership of the land to Northam Town Council. The town council wishes to take on the site and retain it as is, as an alternative to TDCs plans to redevelop it into houses, new tennis courts and a new play park area. READ MORE: Plans submitted to build houses on Westward Ho! parkA report to the committee said an application to transfer the park had already been discussed and dismissed, so usually this one would be dismissed as well. Nevertheless, detailed, independent consideration has been given to the community asset transfer application and business plan, with the conclusion that it is neither an eligible request nor a sustainable one, said the report by TDCs planning and economy manager, Sean Kearney. READ MORE: Last-ditch attempt to save Westward Ho! park from housing proposalsHe added: Despite levels of local objection, higher value and greater certainty of community benefit from the site is more likely to be achieved by pursuing the previously resolved development option which would ultimately provide a smaller open space but much improved community facilities. In the report Councillor Robert Hicks, TDCs lead member for economy, added: This matter has been discussed a number of times now at both committee and council. The development proposed would provide improved facilities for the area and any capital receipt would benefit all the residents of the district. READ MORE: Vandalised park sign replaced in Westward Ho!Councillors are being recommended to reject the asset transfer application and progress the development proposal. The meeting will be held in Bideford Town Hall at 6.30pm on Monday, March 4.