New Exmouth estuary petition

PUBLISHED: 02:01 30 June 2008 | UPDATED: 09:11 10 June 2010

A new online petition has seen an Exmouth campaign group again target Government in a bid to prevent new development on the estuary. The Exmouth Citizens Forum has set up a signature page on the Number 10 Downing Street website in a plea for Gordon Brown

A new online petition has seen an Exmouth campaign group again target Government in a bid to prevent new development on the estuary.The Exmouth Citizens Forum has set up a signature page on the Number 10 Downing Street website in a plea for Gordon Brown to intervene in the planning process for a proposed supermarket on the estuary-side.Campaigners previously collected 10,970 signatures against development, presented to Parliament in 2005.Petition organiser Mark Wilson said the new ploy - asking that 'democracy prevails' - would maintain support for the campaign and had updated sentiments since 2005."The last petition was several years ago and opinions may have changed. There is a different emphasis and we are asking for the Prime Minister to intervene. "We want to know the strength of feeling [over the issue], and ensure that when the plans come out we have our support and statistics ready."The Forum will continue a weekly presence in Exmouth every Saturday through the summer, talking to residents about the issue. After public meetings and a Marine Way protest, further demos are planned.To check the online petition, visit www.petitions.pm.gov.uk/saveourshoreline.

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