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Crossways Residents Vow To Fight New Homes And Slurry Lagoon

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8:14am 2nd December 2014

The fight is now on after Crossway residents voted to object to two separate applications for developments near their village.

Plans to develop land adjoining Oaklands Park and build a slurry lagoon meters away from local homes were heard by over 70 residents.

But despite the public making their voices heard - Council Chairman Andrew Brewer said it's still going to be an uphill battle.

He told Wessex FM: "They have much more expertise than we do. They have experts on tap to examine the claims and counter-claims. All we can do is represent the views of our villagers and hope that good sense will prevail."

Both plans have been submitted before but were withdrawn after fierce opposition from people living in the village.

Over 130 objections were received when the slurry lagoon was first proposed but none of these will be taken into consideration for the new application.

The housing development is looking to build homes and light industrial units on the land adjoining Oaklands Park on the outskirts of the village.

The parish council is worried that if this type of development goes ahead it will open the floodgates, and will have a major impact on the future of Crossways.

The slurry lagoon is being put forward by a local farmer who is looking to ensure that the waste from his cattle is treated in an environmentally friendly way.

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