Slad Valley development attracts global opposition
PLANS to build 140 houses in the Slad Valley have attracted opposition from around the world, with fans of Laurie Lee in Canada, the USA, Australia and the Philippines all objecting to the scheme.
The global interest in the fate of Baxter's Field comes as the deadline to register objections on the planning application fast approaches.
So far more than 800 residents have expressed their opposition to the proposed development and campaigners are hoping to reach their target of 1,000 objections before the week's end.
"We still need a big push in the last few days before the deadline of Friday, March 15," said Phil Coysh, of Slad Valley Action Group, which is in the process of finalising its own objection.
Speaking about the international objections, he added: "It just goes to show that the Slad Valley is a very special place for many people from across the world who visit the area for its beauty and heritage as well as its links to Laurie Lee."
Cheshire-based developer Gladman have said they are proposing a 'high quality, sustainable, safe and attractive development' on the site which responds to 'local housing needs'.