Campaigners are fighting proposals to sell a former school field to a housing developer.
Central Beds Council is considering making the field by the former Roecroft Lower School in Stotfold available for building new homes.
But residents and members of Stotfold Town Council were hoping that the land would be used to provide a new recreational ground.
Pam Manfield, secretary of the Teasel Conservation Volunteers group attended the town council meeting where the Central Beds proposals were discussed earlier this month.
She said: “I am very disappointed to hear about this, we have so many housing developments going up in Stotfold as it is and we really don’t need another one.
“We want to keep our green spaces as they are and the field would be perfect for use as a recreational ground, especially for families and children.”
Stotfold mayor Councillor Brian Collier said: “A representative from Central Beds Council came to the meeting to present the proposals to us, and it’s fair to say they were not popular with councillors.
“We don’t want to lose another green space and there is also an ongoing problem with parking in Church Road.
“There have been occasions where lorries and coaches have had to turn back as cars have been parked on both sides of the road and there simply isn’t the capacity for any more parking there.”
Councillor Maurice Jones, executive member for corporate resources at Central Beds Council said: “Of course we want to take account of residents wishing to maintain the green and pleasant environment of Central Bedfordshire, and balance this with the requirement to build more homes.
“In this case we are just about to start the process of asking the Department of Education to allow us to release this piece of land.”
He added: “As part of this we will be consulting with the local community and other appropriate consultees as well.
“We will, of course, keep residents and Stotfold Town Council up to date as we move forward and are looking at the possibility of holding a meeting, to answer any questions they may have.”