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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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Protest against Waterbeach new town

Councillors in Cambridgeshire are today voting on controversial plans to build up to 9,000 homes near Waterbeach.

Campaigners argue the development around the former army barracks site would destroy the countryside and put a strain on local services, as well as roads such as the A10.

South Cambridgeshire District Council says it would provide much needed housing and is part of a larger local plan designed to meet growing demand in the area.

Click below to watch a short clip from Jane Williams fro Keep Waterbeach Rural.

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