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Loud protest against housing plan
The protestors at Market Square
The protestors played drums and woodwind instruments
Protesters opposing the construction of 1,200 homes in a wooded area near Nottingham held a musical protest at the city's main square.

They have also set up a camp on the site at Sharp Hill Wood at Edwalton.

Rushcliffe Borough Council has approved the housing plans, saying the new accommodation is needed to keep up with housing demands over the next 10 years.

The protesters played drums and other instruments during the march at Nottingham's Market Square on Saturday.

"I think it is a good, positive way of raising awareness," protester Lindsay Adams said.

"The road system can't sustain the existing traffic let alone the excess from 1,200 mostly executive homes."

A government planning inspector recommended rejection of the project but council officials have reassured residents increased traffic will be accommodated.

Some residents believe the development will put too much pressure on local services.

Council approves new housing plan
17 Mar 06 |  Nottinghamshire

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