An 11-year-old girl has joined the fight to halt plans to build hundreds of new homes on land at Lynnsport.
Charlotte Gallivan says the playing fields are the nearest and safest place for her to walk her puppy and enjoy fresh air.
The Springwood High School pupil has written to the Lynn News to express how much the site means to her.
West Norfolk Council is running a consultation on plans to build hundreds of homes on sites at Marsh Lane and Lynnsport, with a second public drop-in session taking place at the leisure centre this Friday, January 9, between 10am and 8pm.
Campaigners who are against the scheme are planning to hold a protest there from 6.45pm.
Charlotte said: “I wanted to tell people how I felt and to see if they could do something about it. It is the only place I can go to have space and be with my friends and family in the fresh air.”
In her letter, Charlotte states her brother learned to ride his bike at Lynnsport and the family took their puppy Ella for her first walk around the playing fields.
She wrote: “Also more houses will cause even more traffic, which is bad enough already. It is such a nightmare getting out of our drive please don’t let it get even worse.
“I love waking up and seeing green beautiful grass and football teams practising. It would break my heart to one morning wake up and find it had all gone,just boring dull,brown houses and lots of smoke and dust.
“Lynnsport is my only place of freedom Reffley is too far, The Walks needs two dangerous roads to cross and the other park opposite me is just plain boring. I go over there all the time.
“All I can really say is think of all the little children’s disappointed faces if this goes through PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE stop this from happening. You’ll have no regrets about stopping this, I promised you can always find people over there I have made tonnes of friends over there.”
Her mother Angela is urging people to attend the consultation event at Lynnsport on Friday. She said: “There is a strong feeling in the community. We want to keep this as a green space for the community to breathe.”
Alistair Beales, cabinet member for regeneration and assets, said new sports facilities and a six-and-a-half acre nature reserve are some of the improvements planned for the site.
He said: “Everyone’s views are important and Charlotte has gone to a great deal of trouble to write in. This is a good site for housing.
“We are planning to spend £7.5 million on infrastructure.
“My 11-year-0ld daughter is thrilled as the facilities are going to be much better.”