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Save our Seven Cornfields petition reaches 5,000 signatures

By Jamie Brassington | Wolverhampton | Property | Published:

A petition over proposals to build 1,300 homes on Wolverhampton green belt has reach more than 5,000 signatures.

The Seven Cornfields

The proposals for the Seven Cornfields site has caused a huge public backlash, with fears raised about the impact on local infrastructure and wildlife.

The proposals were raised at a public meeting two weeks ago and since then more than 5,000 people have signed a petition against the proposals.

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Liberal Democrat campaigner Nick Machnik-Foster, who launhced the petition, said: "The whole community has come together to oppose these awful plans. It is time that councillors stood up and added their voice. The Liberal Democrats plan to press for the petition for be debated in full council meeting.

"I will stand up there and submit the petition and say - these plans need to be dropped. We have enough brownfield sites, enough empty homes already and our local services cannot cope. This much loved site cannot be sacrificed, it's much loved.

"If South Staffordshire needs some homes build them there, don't ruin our green belt."

Liberal Democrat campaigners are planning on handing the petition into Wolverhampton council and staging a protest on the front steps of the Civic Centre.

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The council has a policy which says all petitions received with 5,000 signatures will be reviewed and responded to at the next full council meeting.

The petition reads: "This site is well loved and should remain a green space."

As of Sunday night, there was 5,065 signatures.

Visit change.org to view the petition.

Jamie Brassington

By Jamie Brassington
Senior Multi-Media Journalist - @JamieB_Star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star. Contact me at jamie.brassington@expressandstar.co.uk.

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