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Protesters fight housing plans

Up to 150 protesters are at South Somerset District Council's full council meeting in Yeovil fighting plans to allocate hundreds of acres for 2,500 homes on the edge of the town. The housing plans also include parts of the village of East Coker, immortalised by poet T.S Eliot.

His ashes are interred in the village church. The protesters say the scale of development is unnecessary and will ruin a beautiful landscape.

Plans for housing on MoD sites

Plans to develop abandoned Ministry of Defence sites in Bath are being considered by Bath & North East Somerset Council. It says it needs to build 11 thousand 500 homes by 2026, that's around 600 every year. The MOD is leaving sites at Ensleigh, Foxhill and Warminster Road later this year.

Foxhill is one of the sites earmarked for development Credit: ITV West

One in four Swindonians against development

More than 50,000 people signed a petition against the plans. Credit: ITV West

Plans for 900 new homes and an industrial estate near Swindon's Coate Water Country Park have been approved by the planning inspector - against the wishes of thousands of residents.

More than 50,000 people signed a petition against the plans. That's the equivalent of one in four Swindonians.


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