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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.

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One in four Swindonians against development

Development land near Caate water
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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