Save the Countryside walk

Campaigners take part in their annual walk

For three years, campaigners have been trying to get their voice heard over plans for 5000 new homes North West of Cheltenham alongside the Tewkesbury Road between Swindon Village and Elmstone Hardwick as illustrated on the map.

The plans include development of what is currently green belt land.

Save the Countryside feel regeneration of some of the run down areas in town will not only improve the city and prevent urban sprawl, it will also go a long way towards achieving the target of the number of new homes required.

Find out more about their campaign here:

Kate Justice spoke to the campaign chairman Helen Wells about the current situation following the change of government and what exactly is involved in their annual walk on Sunday May 23rd 2010.

Click here to listen to the interview

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