UK eco-town row escalates as villagers fight 10,000 homes on green belt

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ecotowns_shortlistVillagers have launched a campaign to stop more than 10,000 homes being built on the Bristol green belt in western England, stirring the kind of grass-roots opposition that eco-town proposals (earlier Saint Report) by the Labour Government has generated across the country.

More than 100 people packed Dundry’s village hall to plan their campaign against the proposals. And the Bristol Post reports, they told council planners: “Keep your hands off our green belt.”

Recent articles argue over the use of Britain’s green belt for eco-towns as well as Government plans to add three million new homes by the year 2020:

As an issue that will run and run, comments most welcome.

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