Thursday, April 28, 2005

Cleobury Mortimer is revolting

In March we quoted some little-known lines of G. K. Chesterton:
But we are the people of Cleobury Mortimer, and we never have spoken yet.
Mock at us, pay us, pass us; but do not quite forget.
Well they have spoken now. The Shropshire Star reports:

Banner-waving protesters have persuaded councillors to block plans to build 102 new homes in Cleobury Mortimer in a victory for people power.

Angry residents armed with banners stating "Enough is Enough" and "Locals Know Best" made their feelings of opposition clear at a meeting yesterday of South Shropshire District Council's development control committee.

And following the protest, the committee refused, by seven votes to three, to give Westbury Homes reserved matters permission for the new development at Catherton Road and at Lacon Childe School.

This could just be the start of the Revolution.

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