Wimborne Residents march on East Dorset District Council
By NewsPipe | Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 13:14
Around 200 campaigners from Wimborne, Colehill and West Parley have staged a protest march ahead of the East Dorset District Council's vote on its core strategy.
The campaigners, calling themselves the Keep West Parley Green residents group, carried a coffin heralding the 'death of democracy' to the counicl offices at Furzehill. The group claims that plans to build 2,000 new homes on green belt land has been pushed through undemocratically.
The conservative-run council insists that there has been 40 weeks of public consultations and approved the core strategy which it says protects over 99% of green belt land. The campaigners claim that the consultation forms did not provide enough space for objections and the venues had been undersized.