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 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.