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Stretton door knock to form part of opposition plan

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: July 13, 2014

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A GROUP set up in opposition to a new housing development in a Burton suburb have revealed members will visit every house in the area to drum up support.

Campaign group Save Our Stretton (SOS) will take on the mammoth task as part of a bid to ramp up effort to prevent the construction of 425 new houses off Craythorne Road.

This comes only a few weeks after a meeting to discuss the plans, proposed by Gladman Developments, saw more than 200 people come together to discuss the plans.

A spokesman for SOS said: “If we are to make our objection count, we have to reach the thousands of Stretton residents and we are continuing our campaign with a further massive leaflet drop.

“We aim to deliver to every household in Stretton, explaining just what they have to do to object, who to write to and what information is considered valid grounds for objection.

“We are also offering a service to people who don’t wish to post their objections themselves.

“If they would like SOS to place a stamp on it and post it for them, all they have to do is post their objection in a well marked ‘postbox’ which is at the Card and Gift Gallery in Stretton.

“SOS members will empty the box daily and post the objections on their behalf.

“If any resident is unsure or has any queries about how to write the letter of objection, please contact us via our website www.saveourstretton.co.uk and one of us will get back to them and assist them in any way we can.”

SOS is asking anyone living in or around Stretton to write a letter of obligation to East Staffordshire Borough Council, and is offering help to anybody who is unsure how to get these objections across.

If approved the proposals will see the homes built on fields bordering the now-closed Craythorne Golf Club.

The planning application has now been received by East Staffordshire Borough Council.

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