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Homes plan scalped by Wigwam Warriors

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BUILDING work has stopped on a £30 million housing scheme near Nottingham following a conservation row with local residents.

Developer Cofton originally had planning permission to build 800 homes at Hucknall and has already sold parcels of serviced land on the site to Barratt, Bellway, Kingsoak and David Wilson.

But a local action group called the Wigwam Warriors has applied for part of the land to be designated as a village green.

A Cofton spokesman said: 'We started carrying out land and infrastructure works but then we put in for revised planning permission to raise part of the land, which was refused.

Last week the Wigwam Warriors applied for part of the land to be given village green status, which means the development has currently stopped.'

The house builder is seeking legal advice.

Nottinghamshire County Council said: 'It is likely this application will be considered by a public inquiry next year.'

One resident said: 'It looked like everything was going ahead but the campaigners refused to go away and have now hit upon this village green idea to hold things up.'