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Record turnout predicted for Brantham meeting
7:30am Wednesday 28th August 2013 in Harwich and Manningtree News
VILLAGERS fighting proposals to build hundreds of homes on greenfield sites are to quiz planners.
A huge turnout is expected at the next Wednesday night's parish council meeting in Brantham.
Babergh Council representatives face a grilling over a proposed change in policy which could pave the way for 300 new houses on farmland in the village.
Landowners want the go-ahead to build on fields to help pay to redevelop the former Wardle Storeys factory site.
Vice-chairman Trevor Nobbs said:"In total it could mean a planning application for around 600 houses – an increase of close to 60 per cent on the current size of the village."
The meeting starts at 7.30pm on September 4 at Brantham Village Hall.