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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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Vote approves next stage of Waterbeach new town plans

Campiagners protest outside Council offices in Cambourne Credit: ITV News Anglia

Councillors in Cambridgeshire have voted to move forward with a controversial plan to build up to 9,000 homes near Waterbeach in Cambridgeshire.

Campaigners argued the development around the former army barracks site would destroy the countryside and put a strain on local services and roads.

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

The vote means the proposals will go to the next stage of the planning process.

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