Burnham: Dig deep to save our town- residents urged to pay for legal consultant (From Maldon and Burnham Standard)
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Burnham: Dig deep to save our town- residents urged to pay for legal consultant
Burnham residents are being urged to fork out £2,000 to fight against the plan to build 450 new houses in the town.
Parish councillor Jack Sheppard suggested homeowners could contribute a few pounds each to spend on a legal consultant, who could fight their cause.
This comes after several hundred residents voted to spend the extra £25,000 of the parish council’s precept on a planning consultant at an August council meeting.
But councillors decided last month they needed more time to consider how to spend the money.
Disappointed councillor Sheppard believes residents should now take the idea into their own hands.
He said: “People want to know what we are going to do.
“I am happy to be associated with a group to raise the money.
“Some councillors think a consultant is a waste of time, but any effort is useful effort."
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