Burscough Yew Tree Farm Housing development. Protest: Interview with local Labour Councillor John Davis - CNN iReport
Burscough Yew Tree Farm development protest: Video interview with local residents Michelle Blair and Gavin Rattray - CNN iReport
CNN PRODUCER NOTE MJWRIGHT shot this video interview with Labour councilor John Davis of Burscough, U.K (and local residents Michelle Blair and Gavin Rattray) about a controversial planned farm development project. 'I empathise with these local people, upset at the potentially huge, change and growth, which they worry will change the character of their village and damage their local environment,' he said. 'However, I also take a pragmatic view to these developments. Nationwide the country needs a million or so new homes, they have to go somewhere! It's up to local people and the local media to hold their political representatives to account and ensure the best deal is struck. Done right, this growth will bring economic benefits for local people and their children.'
- jmsaba, CNN iReport producer