Protest over plans for new town at Waterbeach

Campaigners fighting plans to build around 9,000 new homes near Waterbeach took their protest to the Council today, as they vote on whether or not to proceed with the plans. Campaigners say it will put a strain on local services and roads.

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Peaceful protest over new town plans at Waterbeach

Council offices in Cambourne, campaigners against new town at Waterbeach Credit: ITV News Anglia

Campaigners fighting plans to build a new town in Cambridgeshire have held a peaceful protest ahead of a council vote.

Councillors at South Cambridgeshire District Council are voting this morning on whether to push forward with the New Town Proposal, which includes plans to build up to 9000 homes near Waterbeach.

Peaceful protest outside South Cambridgeshire District Council, Cambourne Credit: ITV Anglia News

Ahead of the meeting, members of Waterbeach Voice and Keep Waterbeach Rural gathered with placards outside the Council's headquarters in Cambourne.

The Council says the development would provide much-needed housing, but campaigners argue it would destroy countryside and put a strain on local services.

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