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Save our Stretton gives one last push against Craythorne Road homes plan

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: July 22, 2014

By Laura Hammond

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A CAMPAIGN group fighting a raft of housing in Stretton has urged people in the area to get their objections into the council before it is too late.

Save our Stretton (SOS) has been battling a 425-house development off Craythorne Road since the plan was first proposed by Gladman Developments.

They say the new estate would have a detrimental effect on everyone in the area, and have encouraged people in Stretton and surrounding areas to act in a bid to stop it going ahead.

Lorraine Matthews, one of the organisers of SOS, told the Mail: "We are on our final push at the 11th hour. If the development gets passed it will have a detrimental effect on everyone, young and old.

"From roads and schools to medical facilities, everything will be negatively affected.

"Our letters can make a difference. People power does count for something."

A postbox has been set up in the Card and Gift Shop, in Stretton' s precinct, for people to post their objections. Anyone who is concerned about how to complete an objection can contact SOS at saveourstretton.co.uk

The consultation period for the development will come to an end on Thursday. It is not yet known when the application will be considered by borough council planners.

Both Stretton Parish Council and the area's borough councillors have submitted objections to the plan.

Burton MP Andrew Griffiths has also offered his support to the campaign.

In a letter to East Staffordshire Borough Council, he said: "I am deeply concerned that this proposal will have a damaging impact on the villages of Rolleston and Stretton."

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