Blidworth folk in homes plea

PROTESTERS turned out in Blidworth on Saturday in opposition to housing proposals for the village.

The protest, organised by the Save Blidworth Village pressure group, was held at land off Butler Drive - one of the sites identified by Newark and Sherwood District Council as suitable for new homes.

The council had issued a report about land in the village which identified plots of land which could be built on over the next 20 years.

The proposals included green belt and green field land which villagers said should be protected from development.

But following public meetings organised by the protest group, villagers have said they want development capped at 60 homes - rather than the 300 homes initially proposed.

The district council received 2,500 responses during its consultation period before Christmas.

The responses will go before councillors before the council reports back to the community.

The Save Blidworth Village group is holding a public meeting at The Welfare on Mansfield Road in Blidworth on Saturday 18th February fom 12noon to 2pm to further discuss the district council’s proposals.