12:00PM, Friday 02 September 2016
A petition against proposals for Claires Court School to expand its campus on Cannon Lane has now received more than 1,400 signatures.
An action group, Cox Green Says No, set up the petition in July against the proposals for the development of the school and 157 homes in Cannon Lane.
A Facebook group also has more than 1,200 members and the group has been putting up banners and delivering flyers.
Phil Haseler, a retired policeman, is one of the creators of the campaign.
He said: “I think the amount of signatures we now have is remarkable.
“It just goes to show that the community of Cox Green feel strongly about this development.
“As well as the petition online we also have a paper petition with more than 110 signatures and we have been out delivering flyers to every street.
“There is a great atmosphere and everybody has chipped in. We now have a website and people have paid for posters themselves.
“People feel strongly about this development, it’s not nimbyism, we are just presenting the facts of the development and the infrastructure cannot cope.”
As the petition has more than 1,000 signatures it will be debated at a full Royal Borough council meeting at a later date.
The campaign group is hoping this will be after Claires Court submits plans to the borough.
Visit www.coxgreensaysno.com to find out more information.
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