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Subject: SchNEWS 375, Friday 4th October, 2002
Date: Fri, 4 Oct 2002 01:14:39 +0100

Stop Chelverton capaign - Lancaster, England

Last Friday more than a hundred protesters on skateboards, bikes and feet reclaimed the streets in protest against plans that will destroy parts of Lancaster. Chelverton, a mega construction company backed by Carillion (formerly known as Tarmac), and Richardson Developments are planning to rip the soul out of Lancaster by building a 63,000 square feet super-store, dozens of "large-scale" retail units and a major new road on land between the tranquil Lancaster canal and the city centre. According to the council's own studies this would close down local traders in the city centre as well as in neighbouring Morecambe, never mind more traffic, noise and pollution. The plans also threaten the Homeless Action Centre, the Polish Centre and the Musician's Co-op (well-used rehearsal rooms and recording studio).

Stop Chelverton! really need to hear from anyone who is fighting the company elsewhere or knows anything about them -

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