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Roadside Protest By Fairlands Residents Over New Homes Threat

Published on: 12 Nov, 2013
Updated on: 12 Nov, 2013

Protesters from Fairlands were out in force this morning (Tuesday, November 12), with placards making their feelings known about plans to build on land behind their homes.

Protesters make their feelings known to passing motorists.

Protesters make their feelings known to passing motorists.

About 40 people lined the A323 at through Fairlands from 7.45am to just after 9am, as morning traffic passed along the road. Their signs took the form of warning about building on green belt land and the consequences of extra vehicles on the road if the plans for up to 733 homes gets the go ahead.

Residents from Fairlands residents are fearful of a plan to built up to 700 homes on green belt land.

Residents from Fairlands are fearful of a plan to built up to 700 homes on green belt land.

Their placards read such things as “THINK MORE CONGESTION” “SAVE THE GREEN BELT”  “1000s MORE CARS ON THIS ROAD IF GBC PLANS GO AHEAD”.

Leaflets were also being handed out to people in vehicles coming in and out of Fairlands. They were printed with: “Do you want another 1,000 cars to join you in your journey to work? If you have taken a child to Worplesdon School, can you imagine the extra vehicles that will be on the road on your return journey? Will there be room at the school for any future siblings? Do you want to save the green belt?

These were urging people to view the Fairlands website.

These protesters were urging people to view the Fairlands website.

The protesters were also urging people to support them by writing or sending an email to Guildford Borough Council’s Local Plan consultation. Email address: planningpolicy@guildford.gov.uk

More details on the Fairlands website, click here.

See previous story about residents’ meeting over the new homes plan.

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