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How residents are fighting plans for 81 new homes

Residents battling a council’s proposal to earmark land on the edge of Stafford for more than 80 new homes have launched a fundraising campaign to pay for a planning expert to fight their corner.

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The land off Cannock Road, south of Stafford, which is earmarked for new housing in South Staffordshire Council's latest Local Plan. Photo: Google Street Map

South Staffordshire District Council has identified farmland at Weeping Cross, on the border with Stafford Borough, for up to 81 homes in its latest Local Plan.

The 3.85 hectare (9.51 acre) site has been allocated in “urban extensions to neighbouring towns”.

A previous version of the new Local Plan identified the land off Cannock Road as a potential site for more than 160 new homes, sparking objections from Stafford Borough councillors.

The land off Cannock Road, south of Stafford, which is earmarked for new housing in South Staffordshire Council's latest Local Plan. Photo: Google Street Map

The latest version of the plan, which is subject to a public consultation until the end of this month, has also sparked objections from the affected parish council and neighbouring community leaders in Stafford Borough.

More than 100 people attended an emergency public meeting organised by Acton Trussell, Bednall with Teddesley Hay Parish Council on Friday.

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