Slad Valley protesters in blindfolds against Gladman's Stroud homes plan
BLINDFOLDED protesters stumbled along Summer Street in a fight to protect their natural light and starry skies.
Residents are so angry about developer Gladman's plans for 140 houses on neighbouring Baxter's Field that they donned blindfolds.
"It's not just that this development will destroy and landscape around a cherished area of natural beauty," said Phil Coysh from Slad Valley Action Group.
"Dozens of homes around Summer Street will lose their views and be darker places."
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The protesters say the new homes threaten one of the county's darkest valleys.
"Slad Valley is one of the best places in Gloucestershire to see our stars diamond bright," said resident Anita Lippett.
"If these homes go ahead light pollution at night will creep up this valley and those bright stars will be a memory."
Gladman has submitted an application to Stroud District Council for 140 homes on Baxter's Field.
Comments on the application should be submitted to the council by Friday March 15.