Protesters march through town over 2,000-home scheme

CROWDS of protesters gathered to declare their objection to plans for a 2,000 home development in the Suffolk countryside.

Members of the No Adastral New Town (NANT) campaign marched through Woodbridge on Saturday, recruiting signatories in opposition to BT’s proposals for its site at Martlesham Heath, near Ipswich.

Plans have been submitted to Suffolk Coastal District Council for the telecoms giant to build 2,000 homes at Adastral Park along with a health centre, a hotel, a park, a community centre, shops, a cafe, a pub and new primary and secondary schools.

More than 250 people took to the streets of Woodbridge in peaceful protest over the development, which would stretch 160 hectares (395 acres) and would be close to the Deben Estuary, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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