Controversial plans to build thousands of homes at East Coker have been given the go ahead. South Somerset council held a full council meeting earlier today to discuss the proposals and have now reached their verdict
Residents are unhappy at plans to build thousands of homes in and around Yeovil. Residents opposed to the plans filled a council meeting today to try and get the proposals scrapped.
David Cloke, who lives in East Coker, say there is little support for the plans that could see homes built in the historic village.
Discussions by South Somerset District Council could go into tomorrow before a decision is reached.
Fifty members of the public are speaking at today's full council meeting in Yeovil. Many are upset that 2,500 homes might be allowed close to the historic village of East Coker. The Lib Dem led authority is considering plans to allow 16,751 homes in the district over the next 20 years.
Protesters have turned out in force to fight plans to build homes on the outskirts of Yeovil and parts of the village of East Coker. Residents came armed with banners to illustrate their opposition to South Somerset District Council's plans to build thousands of new homes.
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.