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Protest meeting over park plans

A public meeting was held on Saturday to protest against plans to develop land near to a water park in Wiltshire.

Developers want to build 1,800 houses, offices and a university between the park and junction 15 of the M4 near to Swindon's Coate Water Country Park.

Coate, built in 1822, is the site of a 70-acre lake. Swindon Borough Council said the application was under reconsultation.

Protesters gathered at the Lawn Community Centre in Guildford Avenue.

There have been around 40,000 objections raised so far.


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