Protestors shall not be moved over Potters Bar housing development

PROTESTORS have refused to budge from an estate green in Potters Bar under threat from developers. Mums and their children gathered on the green area outside Oakmere Primary School in a bid to prevent builders laying the foundations for 12 homes.

PROTESTORS have refused to budge from an estate green in Potters Bar under threat from developers.

Mums and their children gathered on the green area outside Oakmere Primary School in a bid to prevent builders laying the foundations for 12 homes.

They stayed on site in Chace Avenue for days last week, with some even borrowing a caravan from nearby travellers to camp out overnight.

Keri Noonan, who works at the school and was one of the key demonstrators who helped organise the protest, said: "This has been for the children; it's the children's battle.

"This is the only bit of green they have got to play on."

Brian Conbeer, head of housing (east) for William Sutton Homes, said there was a "high demand" for affordable homes in Potters Bar.

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He added: "We're sorry some people are opposed to the plans and have set up a meeting this week, with all parties involved."

For more on the protest, read this week's Potters Bar Edition.