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NIMBYs Of The Week

Posted on the 19 September 2013 by Markwadsworth @Mark_Wadsworth
Via Khards at HPC, from The Leamington Observer:
PROTESTERS in Southam have a "very good chance" of blocking the Holy Well housing development, according to town MP Jeremy Wright.
Mr Wright joined residents for a 'protest picnic' on the the field adjacent to the historic monument where Redrow Homes hope to build up to 85 homes.
Despite heavy rain, dozens turned out to show their support for the Save Holywell field campaign on Friday (August 16). At the gathering, Mr Wright said: "This is about setting and landscape. Make no mistake about it, if permission is given to build on this field, then these other fields around will also be in danger.
"An important part of Southam’s heritage, a place where people love to walk and sit by the river will be spoiled forever. I think we have got a very good chance of defending this land, but this protest is just the start.”

OK, here's that field marked on a map. The bits coloured green are fields (they go on for ever to the south) and the bit coloured gray labelled "Coventry" is the nearest large city:
NIMBYs Of The Week

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