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Protesters rally against plans to build on green belt land

The consultation period ends on Monday. Credit: Adam McClean/ITV News

Hundreds of protesters have gathered at Stockport Town Hall to protest against plans to build 4,000 new homes on green and brown belt land in Greater Manchester.

A consultation on plans to build thousands of new homes across the county - many of them of previously protected Green Belt land - ends on Monday, January 16.

Local authorities which support the plan say it will help boost the number of affordable homes in the area - and create jobs.