Weddington homes row: Campaigners apply for village green status

Protesters against the homes in Weddington - Ted Cottrell Campaign group Sword said 4,000 people had signed a petition against the original plans

Campaigners in north Warwickshire have applied to turn an area earmarked for more than 300 homes into a village green in a bid to stop the development.

Members of Save Weddington: Oppose the Residential Development (Sword) said the area in Nuneaton is not suitable.

Planning permission for the proposal by Hallam Land Management was granted last year after a public inquiry.

Sword will be successful if it can prove the green space has been used by residents for 20 years.

An application for the development of 326 homes on green space in Weddington was narrowly rejected by Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council in 2011.

The latest application is due to be considered by Warwickshire County Council next month.

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