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Local campaigner files objection against Killamarsh housing plans

Paul Johnson's not impressed with plans to create more homes on Greenbelt land.

A North Derbyshire resident has submitted a 16 page objection to new housing proposals for the Killamarsh area.

It's in response to plans to build nearly 400 new properties on Greenbelt land there.

Independent campaigner Paul Johnson explains what will be lost if plans go ahead; "There any many birds and bats who roost there. It's a lovely place. Its got wildflower meadows and old ancient dew pond. It's just so valuable to the local community."

"There's definitely not going to be a housing shortage in Killamarsh. 5,000 homes are already either in the process of being built within five miles of Killamarsh or in the planning stages. A further 397 homes surely won't make a difference."

North East Derbyshire District Council say Clay Cross, Dronfield, Eckington and Killamarsh are the most sustainable locations for new development.

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