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THE area of land which could be lost to the proposed Link Road is set to be marked out at Boston Road Recreation Ground.
The idea follows a heated public meeting at St Denys Church on Wednesday night where members of the public filled the building to give their views on the future of Sleaford.
The town council will meet tonight to further discuss marking out plans on The Rec.
Chairman of the council Brian Watson said: "We had hoped to have had the area marked out last week but due to staff absences it couldn't get done - but it will be done.
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"We want people to be able to see exactly how much space the road will take up."
Nigel Gresham, who organised Sleaford Carnival, which took place on the Recreation Ground earlier this year, said he too would like to mark out the area - with or without the cooperation of the town council.
Mr Gresham, who has been in contact with Lincolnshire County Council and North Kesteven District Council to obtain detailed plans of the area in question, said: "I think it's important that people get the full facts rather than the possibility of exaggerated facts.
"There is a lot of propaganda surrounding the development and the Link Road in particular and I think both sides of the argument (for and against the plans) have stretched the truth. I would like to work together with the town council on this because ultimately we all want what's best for the town."
Mr Gresham plans to work alongside a local architect and a local builder to organise marking out the area and has suggested using spikes and tape to display exactly where the road will be.
The town council will meet at The Source at 7pm.
Last Wednesday's public meeting was set up to discuss and agree the response that the town council would take in relation to recent planning decisions by North Kesteven District Council including the Compulsory Purchase Order of land at the Recreation Ground.
■ For a full report from the meeting, turn to page 2.