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Protest over cricket pitch shop
Waitrose plans
Waitrose said it would be a small store
Protesters are gathering in a Dorset town to oppose plans to build a supermarket on its cricket pitch.

Waitrose want to build a store in Wimborne Minster and claims half the site would remain as public open space.

Friday is the last day for the public to view and comment on the plans before the planning application is discussed.

Local action group Keep Wimborne Town Green are concerned about traffic and the impact on local shops and were protesting at Allendale House.

They say the field, which has been untouched for more than a century, should remain a green space.

Waitrose said it is "a small food store" and that the supermarket would provide the cricket club with a new cricket ground up to county standards outside the centre of town.


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