A GNOSALL campaigner fighting plans for housing in the village has urged other residents to come out in force for a meeting on crucial planning meeting next Wednesday.
Gail Gregory, a founding member of Gnosall Residents against Indiscrimate Development (GRID) told the Newsletter it was 'very important' people came along to the planning committee meeting at Stafford Borough Council's Riverside building on Wednesday November 6 at 6.30pm to hear the applications for two developments on Knightley Road, one by Bellway Homes for 24 house and another by Grasscroft for a further 55 homes.
This is a very important date," said Ms Gregory. "The mere fact that the hearing is going ahead means that the Borough is inclined to approve this application – if it were opposed, then Ken [Williamson] and Mike [Smith] would have cancelled the call in.
"So we really need as many people as possible in the public gallery.
"I am told that this does make a difference, so please turn out if you possibly can," she said. "This is democracy in action."
Ms Gregory said she had asked to speak in opposition to the proposals, but was told the opportunity had already been taken up by the chair of Gnosall Parish Council, Roger Greatrex.
"Our Borough Councillors, Ken Williamson and Mike Smith, will have their say," she said. "Councillor Ann Kelly is a member of the committee so if she’s going to vote, she cannot speak in opposition.
"Then there will be speakers from the developers and from opposers."